We harvest our abalone by hand from the reefs that dot South Australia’s remote western coastline (hence, our name), from the Eyre Peninsula to the Great Australian Bight, where the Nullabor Plain meets the pristine Southern Ocean.
This is where you’ll also find the southern rock lobster, bluefin tuna and western king prawns that attract global buyers, as well as the great white sharks, sea lion colonies and southern right whale nursery that attract global tourists.
In the mid-1980s, our founders introduced their own annual catch quotas and minimum sizes, making ours one of the first abalone fisheries to protect precious stocks in this way. This has ensured our sustainability and the consistently large size of our abalone. Today, our fishery is managed by the South Australian Government, with the majority of licences supplying Western Abalone. Our sustainability is also recognised by the Australian Government with export approval.