Promotion and Public Awareness


PICL often contributes technical articles and discussion papers to a range of commercial and recreational fishing media. In addition PICL produces fact sheets and other resources for students interested in the biology, behaviour, and management of paua fisheries. PICL has a bi-monthly newsletter which is targeted at industry personnel nationwide, and also provides articles for regional newsletters at the request of PauaMAC’s. PICL maintains a network of contacts with non-commercial sector group representatives at a national level, and with MFish and other Government agency officials. PauaMAC’s continue to foster working alliances with recreational and customary interests at the regional and local levels. PICL deals with numerous inquiries for information in regard to the diverse range of issues relating to paua fisheries management, stakeholder participation in the research and management planning processes, and the social and economic aspects of the industry itself.