Stock size of north-east arctic cod, estimates from survey data 1982/83
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Assessments of the total stock and spawning stock sizes of North-East Arctic cod were carried out on the basis of Norwegian survey data and commercial landings. The total stock at 1 January 1983, fish which was 2 years old and older was estimated to about 400 million specimens and the spawning stock estimate was approximately 130 million specimens. The figure for the total stock was considerably lower than the estimate of 615 million specimens of 3 year old and older fish arrived at by the Working Group on Arctic Fisheries.
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