Research and Development


New Zealand fisheries management and research is almost entirely funded by industry either through direct sponsorship of research or through Government levies to cover their expenditure on commercial fisheries. All quota share holders are subject to an annual levy based on their quota share holding. With the formation of PauaMAC’s and PICL, the industry now has the platform to become much more interested in research and to question how their money is being spent. PICL will co-ordinate the effort that is going into enhancement so that as lessons are learnt each of the PauaMAC’s are kept up to date.