School Projects

Are you doing a school assignment on Paua or the Paua industry? Then you’ve come to the right place.

There is lots of exciting information on this site so we’ve made up some headings that will help you find the information you need.

For more information on who we are and what we do visit Paua Industry Council Limited

Information on this page will help you answer the following questions:

  • What is our mission statement?
  • Who is the Paua Industry Council Ltd (PICL)
  • What we intend to do?
  • What are our roles and responsibilities?
  • Where do we get our funding from?
  • How we promote the industry?

For information about Paua, visit this page, where you can find the following information.

  • Species details
  • Quick facts
  • What are they like?
  • Where are they found?
  • What is there life cycle?
  • What is aquaculture?

Image Gallery

The Paua Shell: These pictures show the range of beautiful colours that a Paua shell entails. The colours range from reds, to blues, to greens and all the colours in between. The outer shell is usually a duller colour because it is exposed to sea forces.

Harvesting: The first few pictures here are of the tubs that the Paua’s lie in while being harvested. As you can see they start off in bags that hang in the water. The bags contain sometimes hundreds of tiny Paua. Slowly they become larger so they need to be alone at the bottom of the tubs. Sometimes from here the Paua are taken out into the ocean or they are just left in the tubs depending on where they are being farmed.

Reseedling: As you can see from the pictures below when Paua first grow they can be very small. They then grow at a very slow pace to sometimes being 20cm in diameter. The pictures below show the Paua at a seedling stage.