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SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Merluccius paradoxus, m. capensis

SPECIES NAME(s)

Cape hakes

The stock assessment and catch data combine both deep-water hake (Merluccius paradoxus) and shallow-water hake (M. capensis) species. Catches of the two species are of the same magnitude, but the shallow-water hake resource in Namibia is assumed to be much larger. The relation/degree of separation of these stocks to neighboring South African stocks is as yet unclear (CU 2020), but research is underway to better understand the stock structure of both M. paradoxus and M. capensis (Control Union 2020).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Stock SSB is above Blim as of 2018 (Control Union 2020).

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

9.6

Fishers Compliance:

10.0