The SNA 7 stock assessment was extended to the 2020/21 fishing year, incorporating recent CPUE indices, trawl survey abundance indices, and age composition data. The stock is estimated to be above the interim target biomass level. Recent (2019 and 2021) trawl surveys sampled two strong year classes (2017 and 2018) that will recruit into the SNA 7 fishery over the next few years.
FAR 2021/83 A stock assessment of snapper in SNA 7 for 2021
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)