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Asia & Oceania

Self-declaration for country freedom from infection with abalone herpesvirus by Republic of Korea. 

Excerpts from: Ricardo Searcy-Bernal, Sept 10, 2021

Declaration sent to the OIE on 10 September 2021 by Dr Dongsik Lee, OIE Delegate for the Republic of Korea and Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.


Leading abalone farmer hit hard by Covid pandemic

The Fish Site - Sept 3, 2021

Ocean Grown Abalone has recorded a $1.68 million loss for the 2020-21 financial year, despite record annual sales.

Ocean Grown Abalone produced 75.9 tonnes of the molluscs in the 2020 financial year

REOPEN KAIKŌURA PĀUA FISHERY 2021 - Decision: Approved

New Zealand Sport Fishing - May 19, 2021

On 19 May 2021 Fisheries New Zealand (FNZ) advised they were consulting on a proposal to reopen the Kaikōura Marine Area to pāua fishing. 


Photo: Perishable

Western Australia Abalone World’s First To Achieve International Sustainability Certification

Perishable - Oct 27, 2017

Today the Western Australia Abalone Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard. Collaboration between researchers and fisheries has made certification possible for this internationally desired species of greenlip, brownlip and Roe. 

Pilot offshore automatic abalone farming platform in China

Weiwei You, IAS Representative 

Limited by shrinking nearshore farming space, offshore aquaculture may represent a major future direction for the abalone industry. 

​The price of Chinese abalone in 2020-2021

Weiwei You, IAS Representative 

In 2020, affected by COVID-19 and excessive production in the culture cycle, the prices of large-sized (10 pieces per kg) and small-sized (20 pieces per kg) abalone dropped dramatically in the first half of 2020. 

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