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FAR 2023/26 Pāua population monitoring in areas affected by the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, February 2023 update


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FAR-2023-26-Paua-Population-Monitoring-Kaikoura-February-2023-Update-4381.pdf (2.7 MB)

The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake had massive impacts on paua populations, resulting in the 4-year closure of the local paua fishery. Surveys were undertaken over the last five years to monitor paua population recovery. An increase in adult paua abundance and post-earthquake recruitment has been observed across the fishery. These findings and ongoing monitoring will be used to support decisions around future re-opening and management of the fishery.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2023
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FAR: 2023/26;
ISSN: 1179-5352;
ISBN: 978-1-991080-69-1;
AUTHOR: McCowan, T.A.; Neubauer, P.;

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