Deep-Sea Redfish (Sebastes mentella)
Recruitment failure has been observed in surveys (Figure 4.3.22) for more than a decade. However, signs of improved recruitment are now seen in the Barents Sea. In this regard, it is of vital importance that the juvenile age groups be given the strongest protection from being caught as bycatch in any fishery, e.g., the shrimp fisheries in the Barents Sea and Svalbard area. This will ensure that the recruiting year classes can contribute as much as possible to stock rebuilding.