South African abalone is sustainable, environmentally friendly, and highly versatile due to its exceptionally high quality. The product is available in many different forms to meet your needs.
There are 13 farms along the coast of South Africa. The largest concentration of farms is in the Western Cape and one just north of East London in the Eastern Cape. Abalone is supplied in one of four formats, namely Live/Fresh, Frozen, Canned and Dried.
South African abalone enjoys a reputation for high quality due to good product characteristics, consistency of product and market perception of quality associated with trusted premium brands.
South African Abalone enjoys a reputation for high quality due to its good product characteristics (texture, flavour); consistency of product quality (high survival rate) and market perception of quality. It is highly valued by importers because it is a robust animal that travels well and can survive in restaurant tanks, which is the preferred style in Hong Kong.
South African canned abalone is also highly favoured as it is free from preservatives or bleaches.
Wild South African abalone is one of the most expensive varieties because it is wild caught, large and produces a good dried product.