Surveys of paua (Haliotis iris) off Nugget Point, southeast New Zealand : a report to the Coastal Section, Department of Conservation, Wellington / P.E. McShane, S.F. Mercer, and J.R. Naylor.

By: McShane, P. E. (Paul Edward).
Contributor(s): Mercer, S. F. M. (Stephen Frederick Michael), 1952- | Naylor, J. R. (John Reynolds) | New Zealand. Department of Conservation | New Zealand. Department of Conservation. Coastal Section.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Conservation advisory science notes: no. 94.Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Department of Conservation, ©1994Subject(s): PAUA | HALIOTIS IRIS | ABALONE | GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION | SURVEYS | SAMPLING | HABITATS | MARINE RESERVES | ABUNDANCE | SIZE | JUVENILES | BIOMASS | SHELLFISH POPULATIONS | PAUA FISHERIES | NUGGET POINT | SOUTH OTAGO | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: CASN no. 94 Department of Conservation PDF | CASN no. 94 appendix
Contents:
Summary -- Introduction -- Materials and methods -- Results -- General observations -- Relative abundance and size composition -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Figures -- Appendix: Data from surveys of paua in the proposed marine reserve area off Nugget Point (10 February 1994) with explanatory notes.
Summary: A survey of paua (Haliotis iris) conducted in the proposed marine reserve off Nugget Point showed that paua were common only in the southern part of the proposed reserve, probably because of the greater availability of habitat compared with the northern part. The abundance and size composition of paua from the southern part of the proposed reserve were similar to adjacent populations (Catlins north and south Otago). The abundance of juvenile paua from the southern part of the proposed reserve was significantly greater than that of adjacent populations. The results did not permit an assessment of likely sustainable harvests for paua.
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"Short answers in conservation science"--Cover.

"Commissioned by: Coastal Section, EPP Directorate"--Page 2 of cover.

"March 1994."

Includes bibliographical references (page 7).

Summary -- Introduction -- Materials and methods -- Results -- General observations -- Relative abundance and size composition -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Figures -- Appendix: Data from surveys of paua in the proposed marine reserve area off Nugget Point (10 February 1994) with explanatory notes.

A survey of paua (Haliotis iris) conducted in the proposed marine reserve off Nugget Point showed that paua were common only in the southern part of the proposed reserve, probably because of the greater availability of habitat compared with the northern part. The abundance and size composition of paua from the southern part of the proposed reserve were similar to adjacent populations (Catlins north and south Otago). The abundance of juvenile paua from the southern part of the proposed reserve was significantly greater than that of adjacent populations. The results did not permit an assessment of likely sustainable harvests for paua.

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