Western Australia has one of the world’s few remaining sustainable wild-stock abalone fisheries. In WA there are 11 species of abalone, but only three are large enough in size to be fished: Brownlip, Greenlip and Roe’s abalone. Roe’s abalone mostly inhabit shallow limestone reefs along the west coast, especially around Perth and near Geraldton. The two larger, species – Greenlip and Brownlip, are found on rocks and reefs in deeper water along Western Australia’s south coast.
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