Fisheries Infosite

Black Paua & Yellowfoot Paua (PAU)
Maori name
Scientific name
Haliotis iris, H. australis

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2022
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 249,732
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 942,264
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 49,500
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 60,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 50,000 
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
PAU4 Paua South-East (Chatham Rise) 81,606 326,543 3,000 3,000 Yes Yes
PAU2 Paua Central 70,311 121,188 Yes Yes
PAU5A Paua Fiordland 30,551 148,983 Yes Yes
PAU7 Paua Challenger (Nelson/Marlbo... 21,357 93,620 15,000 15,000 Yes Yes
PAU5B Paua Stewart Island 20,769 90,000 6,000 6,000 Yes Yes
PAU5D Paua Southland and Otago 18,556 89,000 3,000 22,000 Yes Yes
PAU3B Paua Canterbury 6,582 46,000 15,000 9,000 Yes Yes
PAU1 Paua Auckland 1,930 Yes Yes
PAU10 Paua Kermadec 1,000 Yes Yes
PAU3A Paua Kaikoura 23,000 7,500 5,000 Yes Yes
PAU6 Paua Challenger (Westland) 1,000 Yes Yes
PAU6A Paua Sub-Antarctic Yes Yes
PAU6R Paua PAU6 Research Program Yes No
PAUET Paua Extra Territorial (200 mi... Yes No
   249,732 942,264 49,500 60,000