Abalone

Flattened oval shell. Irregular colours, usually green, brown and blue with red.

Row of three to six raised holes are present on the shell.

Flattened oval shell.

  
Living on rocky shores and in kelp beds, the Northern Abalone has been harvested almost to extinction.

Length

10 cm (4 inches)+

Weight

Varied.

Habitat

Found worldwide, in declining numbers. In B.C., they are at risk of extinction.

Fishing

The entire coast of B.C. is CLOSED to Abalone harvesting.

Cooking

Non-applicable.

Notices

The entire coast of B.C. is CLOSED to Abalone harvesting. Help stop the illegal harvest and sale of Abalone. Please report all violations.

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