Updated 2021 Inaccessible island assessments
reportposted on 05.07.2021, 09:25 by Susan HollowaySusan Holloway, Doug ButterworthDoug Butterworth
This paper provides updated assessments of the rock lobster resource at Inaccessible island. This assessment includes updated data from the commercial fishery and biomass surveys. Data from the 2020 season are not included as they are not yet available. The assessments were last updated in 2018. These updated assessment models will function as the underlying baseline operating models in the development of new 2021 OMP for Inaccessible for setting annual TACs. The updated assessment estimates current spawning biomass to be 85% of their pristine level.