This study applied a Bayesian length-based stock assessment model to pāua (Haliotis iris) in quota management area PAU 2. The model used only model-derived inputs, with almost identical conclusions between a single and multi-area assessments. 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)