Roles and Responsibilities


PICL provides PauaMAC’s (and their constituent members) with a range of technical, administrative, research, and management assistance. PICL also coordinates and helps deliver generic industry advocacy on issues related to fisheries legislation, research planning, environment and conservation, nature and extent of fisheries services and cost recovery, compliance planning, and the devolution of fisheries management roles under the terms of the 1996 Fisheries Act.Funding for the PauaMAC’s and PICL’s operational budgets are derived from a second tier levy facilitated under the terms of agency agreements that the PauaMAC’s hold with the NZ Seafood Industry Council (SeaFIC) to coordinate and respond to all generic issues related to paua fisheries and to the industry.