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Variety

Abalone

Haliotis spp.

Method

Farmed

Tanks

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.95 / 10

Summary

Feed: Feed used in abalone culture is considered quite sustainable as abalone are herbivores consuming algae and requiring only supplemental feeding. When algae is harvested from the wild, it is generally well regulated, with harvested biomass regrowing quickly.


Source of Stock: Abalone farms generally source stock from facilities that produce abalone seed stock. The broodstock for these operations sometimes comes from wild populations, or may be hybrids that are specifically cultured for aquaculture. At present, collection of broodstock or larvae is not considered to have significant negative impacts on wild populations.


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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Abalone

Haliotis spp.

Method

Farmed

Off-bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.95 / 10

Summary

Feed: Feed used in abalone culture is considered quite sustainable as abalone are herbivores consuming algae and requiring only supplemental feeding. When algae is harvested from the wild, it is generally well regulated, with harvested biomass regrowing quickly.


Effluent: Though effluent from bottom culture is discharged into the ocean it is low in nitrogen and is not considered to have adverse effects on the surrounding environment.



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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Abalone

Haliotis spp.

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.95 / 10

Summary

Feed: Feed used in abalone culture is considered quite sustainable as abalone are herbivores consuming algae and requiring only supplemental feeding. When algae is harvested from the wild, it is generally well regulated, with harvested biomass regrowing quickly.


Effluent: Though effluent from bottom culture is discharged into the ocean it is low in nitrogen and is not considered to have adverse effects on the surrounding environment.






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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Abalone

Haliotis spp.

Method

Farmed

Bottom culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.24 / 10

Summary

Feed: Feed used in abalone culture is considered quite sustainable as abalone are herbivores consuming algae and requiring only supplemental feeding. When algae is harvested from the wild, it is generally well regulated, with harvested biomass regrowing quickly.


Effluent: Though effluent from bottom culture is discharged into the ocean it is low in nitrogen and is not considered to have adverse effects on the surrounding environment.



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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Abalone

Haliotis spp.

Method

Farmed

Tanks

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.95 / 10

Summary

Feed: Feed used in abalone culture is considered quite sustainable as abalone are herbivores consuming algae and requiring only supplemental feeding. When algae is harvested from the wild, it is generally well regulated, with harvested biomass regrowing quickly.


Source of Stock: Abalone farms generally source stock from facilities that produce abalone seed stock. The broodstock for these operations sometimes comes from wild populations, or may be hybrids that are specifically cultured for aquaculture. At present, collection of broodstock or larvae is not considered to have significant negative impacts on wild populations.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Western Australia Abalone Fishery

Variety

Abalone, Brownlip

Haliotis conicopora

Method

Wild

Miscellaneous gear

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Western Australia Abalone Fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Western Australia Abalone Fishery

Variety

Abalone, Greenlip

Haliotis laevigata

Method

Wild

Miscellaneous gear

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Western Australia Abalone Fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Western Australia Abalone Fishery

Variety

Abalone, Roe's

Haliotis roei

Method

Wild

Miscellaneous gear

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Western Australia Abalone Fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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