Project final report

Abalone industry enhancement in eastern Indonesia - Final report

Date released
07 July 2021
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Armando C. Fermin and Vincent C. Encena II


There is an existing abalone fishery in Indonesia particularly for Haliotis asinina and Haliotis diversicolor. Like any other abalone producing countries, Indonesia’s abalone fishery has been depleted due to heavy fishing pressures brought about by the high demand and high price of this commodity in the export market.

The overall objective of this project was to provide an assessment including recommendation(s) to ACIAR on R&D investment opportunities which could enhance production and profitability of the abalone industry of Eastern Indonesia. It also aimed to determine the feasibility of enhancing the current production of abalone in South East Sulawesi using hatchery-produced abalone as a result of the adoption of seed production technology for tropical abalone.

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