Fisheries Infosite

New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2017/63. 61 p. Relative abundance, population structure, and stock status of blue cod in the Foveaux Strait in 2014. Experimental evaluation of pot catchability and size selectivity.


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The 2014 Foveaux Strait blue cod random site potting survey mean catch rate of all blue cod was 7.6 kg.pot-1, c.v.=11.6%. Size ranged from 9 to 46 cm, though few were >40 cm. The mean age was 5.3 years for males and 5.4 years for females and Z ranged from 0.59 to 0.87. SPR was F20%, which is beyond the target reference point and should be of concern. Concurrent video counts had more small blue cod and a variable relationship with subsequent catch from both type 1 and type 2 blue cod survey pots.

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Author: Carbines, G.D.; Haist, V.;
Species: Blue Cod;

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