This report presents a Bayesian length-based stock assessment for pāua (Haliotis iris) in quota management area PAU 5A. The assessment was run as a single and multi-area assessment over small research strata, with almost identical conclusions. The base case suggested stock levels near 50% of unfished biomass, with slow declines over recent decades. Projections for both models suggested little change from current stock status over the next three years and into the future at current catch levels.
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)