22 Oct 2014

Three men caught with 867 paua

3:39 pm on 22 October 2014

Three men face serious fisheries charges after a stash of 867 paua was seized near Wellington.

Paua

The daily limit for paua is 10 per person, per day. Photo: Photo NZ

The recreational fishing limit for paua is 10 per person a day.

Compliance officers seized 81 kgs of shucked paua, an outboard motor, and other property when they moved in on a poaching operation south of Titahi Bay.

The men will appear in the Porirua District Court next month, facing charges carrying a possible jail term of five years and/or a fine of up to $250,000.