Random age frequency sampling in 2019–20 gave catch-at-age estimates for SNA 1 longline and SNA 2 North trawl fisheries and a length frequency and age-length key approach allowed estimates of catch-at-length and -age for SNA 1 catches. Mostly, target sample sizes for numbers of landings were achieved and spatio-temporal comparisons revealed good sample representativeness. Catch-at-age distributions remain relatively broad with good representation across all recruited age classes up to 20 years.
FAR 2022/24 Age composition of commercial snapper landings in SNA 1 and SNA 2, 2019–20
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