The fate of the Abalone.

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The fate of the Abalone.

Postby Ang Mo » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:48 am

Abalone are fascinating. A glorified sea snail you could say. Poor things nearly hunted to extinction. Why? Because they are tasty! (I have deeply researched this) Anyhow I watched this youtube video of the only man who was legally allowed on the entire west coast to commercially fish for them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE4fVU2Cv20
Unfortunately he abused this incredible privelage and was punished for his crime.
http://theworldlink.com/news/local/article_bfab44ea-1f66-5661-b6fd-d7c17d1016a5.html
Anyhow, the Abalone is what of the most expensive proteins out there. Sales for $95.00 a pound.
Anyhow I was thinking why not put an abalone farm in Oregon. Perfect conditions and I think it would produce a better product than the California farms. I did a massive web search and what cracked me up was a guy from New Zealand who moved to North Carolina (interior thereof, not on the coast) and wants to farm them using a method called recirculation. I don't know if it will work but he seems diligent in his effort. Is an Abalone farm a green idea? I think it is if it protects the wild abalone population. A farm in Oregon could produce jobs as well. There is talk but nothing concrete of this happening.
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