Kaikōura pāua season comes to a close

Kaikōura pāua season comes to a close

Kaikoura’s three-month pāua gathering season ended at midnight on 28 February after reopening for a limited season on 1 December. The fishery was closed for almost five years following the devastating Kaikōura earthquakes in November 2016. Fisheries New Zealand’s...
Kaikōura driver caught with 249 pāua

Kaikōura driver caught with 249 pāua

A driver has been caught with 249 pāua – nearly 50 times the daily limit. The discovery was made at around 5am on 11 December while a fishery officer and two honorary fishery officers were patrolling at the top end of the fishery – the Cape Campbell area near...
Kaikōura pāua season comes to a close

Kaikōura’s pāua fishery reopens

Pāua will be back on people’s menu in Kaikōura as the coastal town’s fishery reopened on 1 December. The fishery was closed for five years following the devastating 2016 earthquakes that caused significant seabed uplift and damage to the marine habitat. The decision...
Undercover operation nets pāua poachers

Undercover operation nets pāua poachers

The Pāua Industry Council has praised the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for a sting operation that uncovered an illegal pāua operation. Hawke’s Bay Seafoods and director Giancarlo (Joe) D’Esposito have been sentenced after pleading guilty to buying pāua in...