Cod (Gadus morhua) in subareas 1 and 2 (Northeast Arctic)
Based on the most recent estimates of SSB and fishing mortality, ICES classifies the stock as having full reproductive
capacity and being harvested sustainably. The SSB has been above Bpa since 2002. Fishing mortality was reduced from
well above Flim in 1999 to below Fpa in 2007. As predicted last year, surveys indicate that cod recruitment is anticipated to be below the long-term mean both in 2009 and 2010, and also additionally in 2011.
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