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Characterisation and CPUE analyses for barracouta (Thyrsites atun) in BAR 1, 1989–90 to 2013–14.


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Barracouta (Thyrsites atun) catches from the east coast South Island account for 86% of the total BAR 1 catch for 1990–2014, mainly from bottom trawls in under 250 m depths. Annual BAR 1 catches from bottom and midwater tows were close or over the TACC of 11000 t (at 9000–11500 t) for 2009–14 (similar to the volume caught in the late 1990s). For the east coast South Island, an increasing trend was apparent after 2008 in the small vessel, bottom trawl CPUE and in the trawl survey biomass indices.

Document date
Monday, 18 July 2016
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FAR: 2016/37;
ISSN: 1179-5352;
ISBN: 978-1-77665-307-2;
ScienceStock: Deepwater;
Species: Barracoura; Thyrsites atun;
FishingMethod: Bottom trawl; midwater trawl;
ResearchField: BAR1; Barracouta; CPUE; midwater tows; Thirsites atun;
Author: Baird;

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