Fisheries Infosite

Paddle crab (PAD)
Maori name
Papaka (Northern tribes)
Scientific name
Ovalipes catharus

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2015
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 110,006
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 765,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 31,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 74,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg)  
Illegal take (kg) Unknown 
Commercial Catch vs. Allowance* - Trend
Reported catch by month* - Trend
*All amounts are shown in thousands of kgs.

Fishstock CodeNameReported comm. catch (kg)TACC (kg)Cust. allow. (kg)Rec. allow. (kg)Target In QMS
PAD1 Paddle Crab Auckland(East) 56,381 220,000 10,000 20,000 Yes Yes
PAD3 Paddle Crab South-East(Coast) 43,622 100,000 2,000 8,000 Yes Yes
PAD2 Paddle Crab Central(East) 4,333 110,000 5,000 10,000 Yes Yes
PAD7 Paddle Crab Challenger 3,087 100,000 1,000 4,000 Yes Yes
PAD8 Paddle Crab Central(West) 2,569 60,000 1,000 4,000 Yes Yes
PAD5 Paddle Crab Southland 14 50,000 1,000 4,000 Yes Yes
PAD10 Paddle Crab Kermadec 0 Yes Yes
PAD4 Paddle Crab South-East(Chatha... 25,000 1,000 4,000 Yes Yes
PAD6 Paddle Crab Sub-Antartic 0 Yes Yes
PAD9 Paddle Crab Auckland(West) 100,000 10,000 20,000 Yes Yes
PADET Paddle Crab Extra Territorial... Yes No
   110,006 765,000 31,000 74,000