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In South Africa, abalone farming goes for gold

Marie-Louise Antoni
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Amid rampant poaching, an emerging industry is defying the odds Aerial view of Aqunion farm in South Africa. The Romansbaai site spans 30 hectares and will reach an annual production capacity of 360 metric tons within the next two years. Photo courtesy of Aqunion. Stories about abalone in South Africa frequently make the press, but…

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  • Marie-Louise Antoni

    Marie-Louise Antoni

    Marie-Louise Antoni is a freelance journalist based just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. She writes on crime, politics, law and the environment.