Cod in Subareas I and II (Norwegian coastal waters cod)
The 2009 data do not change the perception of the stock and give no reason to change the advice from that given last year: “Given the low SSB and recruitment for this stock, no catch should be taken from this stock in 2011 and a recovery plan should be developed and implemented.”
The survey indicates that the SSB is close to the lowest observed level. Recruitment has declined over the period 19842002 and has remained low since. Recruitment is clearly impaired at present SSB.
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