Wider view builds resilience into abalone stocks
Liz Wells – An appetite for change is guiding Australia’s abalone industry into a new era of sustainability, with stakeholders from different zones and states sharing ideas and strategies
The abalone industry is taking an increasingly collegial approach to managing its stocks, which span five jurisdictions in Australia’s southern waters.
Abalone Council Australia (ACA) chief executive officer Dean Lisson says the strengthening national perspective is not expected to alter the state-based fishery-management system, but it is encouraging stakeholders to head out of their bunkers to share insights, ideas and experiences.
Image Source: Ben Stobart, SARDI, South Australian Greenlip Abalone