Tag Archives: abalone

How Asia’s abalone fever may drive gourmet mollusc extinct

HOUT BAY, South Africa – In broad daylight, groups of poachers hidden among the rocks of a South African marine conservation area wade slowly into the icy, shark-infested waters of the Atlantic Ocean in search of ‘white gold’. Read more here  10:48

British Columbia Officials net alleged abalone thieves

Victorian fisheries officers have netted  four suspected abalone thieves after uncovering more than 400 of  the lucrative molluscs in raids. The four will be charged for offences including possession of a  commercial quantity of abalone and taking more than twice the legal  catch of abalone, the Department of Environment and Primary  Industries says. Convicted abalone traffickers can spend up to 10 years in  prison. continued