A roving-access survey design is proposed to estimate the harvest of pāua (Haliotis iris) by amateur fishers. There are multiple access points from a coastal highway. The survey uses an instantaneous count of potential pāua gatherers in the water during a transit of the coast, to provide an estimate of total effort in each spatial and temporal stratum, and a separate concurrent on-site access survey to conduct interviews of fishers at the completion of trips to estimate catch per unit effort.
FAR 2021/63 Pāua amateur harvest survey design for the Kaikōura Marine Area
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)