Liaising with Mfish

Since the establishment of PICL there has been a distinct improvement in the interaction between the paua industry and MFish officials and it appears that this will continue to improve as the advent of “joint cooperation” becomes more prevalent.

The paua industry is poised to make some giant strides with fisheries management and this would have been impossible if the relationships with MFish officials were not progressively strengthening and MFish made to understand that the paua industry had the capacity to “do the job”.

The number of MFish officials that attended the “Looking Ahead” Paua Industry conference 2005 was at an all time high which reinforces their desire to get more involved in a support role with the industry.