Section 5
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Abalone farming in South Africa: an overview with perspectives on kelp resources, abalone feed, potential for on-farm seaweed production and socio-economic importance

Troell, M.; Robertson Andersson, D.; Anderson, R.J.; Bolton, J.J.; Maneveldt, G.; Halling, C.; Probyn, T.

Aquaculture 257(1/4): 266-281


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-8486
DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.02.066
Accession: 004505891

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The South African abalone cultivation industry has developed rapidly and is now the largest producer outside Asia. With a rapid decline in wild abalone fisheries, farming now dominates the abalone export market in South Africa. Kelp (Ecklonia maxima) constitutes the major feed for farmed abalone in South Africa, but this resource is now approaching limits of sustainable harvesting in kelp Concession Areas where abalone farms are concentrated.

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