Latest articles on Abalone

Rush for Africa’s marine species to feed demand in Asia

The booming, lucrative and often illicit trade in sea cucumbers, seahorses and fish maws threatens species and coastal communities

Poachers in prisons tell their stories

Interviews with offenders provide insight into the structure of illegal wildlife trade networks

Covid-19 stems ‘white’ gold rush

The pandemic hit abalone farmers fast and hard. Prices have dropped and backers appear to be losing their appetite for investing in the delicacy

Abalone poaching: Lifting the lid on why, how and who

Abalone poaching in Cape Town succeeds because there is a motivated offender, a suitable target and a lack of security

Hawks probe Zuma for R1m bribe

Jacob Zuma is being investigated by the Hawks for allegedly accepting a R1-million cash bribe in exchange for keeping Senzeni Zokwana in his Cabinet

Fishing for answers at poaching’s ground zero

Behind the Cape's illicit perlemoen trade are whole communities that rely on the income the illegal abalone fishers bring in.

New light on ancient beauty rituals

A 'toolkit' unearthed in the Blombos cave in the Western Cape has proved to be 100 000 years old.

Minister narrowly avoids contempt charge

Fisheries Minister and officials in her department narrowly avoid potential contempt of court action.

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