In the last 18 years, $891m worth of abalone have been illegally harvested. ©whaihs/123RF
In the last 18 years, $891m worth of abalone have been illegally harvested. ©whaihs/123RF

South Africa's abalone poaching problem

4 October 2018

Poachers are pushing the trade of a once abundant South African edible shellfish near to collapse, a report has claimed, costing the nation’s economy $60m per year.

More than 2,000 tonnes of abalone are illegally harvested every year – 20 times the legal take – with most of it heading to Hong Kong, according to wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic.

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