Fisheries Infosite

Paua Stewart Island (PAU5B)
Maori name
Scientific name
Haliotis iris, H. australis

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2024

The decision to increase the PAU5B TACC and customary allowance on 1 October 2018 was not implemented due to a High Court issued interim order. That order was discharged on 30 September 2022 and the increase actioned on 1 October 2022. This page will show the increased TACC and customary catch allowance as being from 1 October 2018, but the catch levels will still be at the lesser amount which reflects the lower TACC that was available at the time.

Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 34,151
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 107,000
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Reported catch by month* - Trend
Reported catch by month* - Seasonality
Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 7,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 6,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 3,000 
Illegal take (kg) Unknown 

Commercial Catch vs. Allowance* - Trend
*All amounts are shown in thousands of kgs.