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Updated analyses of the Fisheries Independent Monitoring Survey data of the Rock Lobster resource of South Africa to include the 2019/20 season

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Analyses of FIMS data are updated to include data for the 2019/20 season. Results show an increase from the previous season’s index for the FIMS relative abundance index for Lambert’s Bay, a decrease for Dassen Island and Saldanha Bay, and hardly any change for Cape Point. The percentage of females compared to the previous season has increased in all Zones, although for Saldanha Bay the increase is negligible.

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Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town