oa CSIR Science Scope - Aiming for sustainability of South Africa's abalone industry : towards sustainability



On 1 February 2008 all commercial fishing of wild abalone (also known as perlemoen) was officially suspended in South Africa. This was the result of a direct instruction by the country's Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk, in a bid to ensure the survival of the threatened mollusc and to allow stocks to recover.


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