nitipa (blacklip abalone, mutton fish)
In palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, with thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.
Haliotis rubra (Blacklip Abalone)
The Tasmanian abalone fishery is also the largest abalone producer in the world, contributing ~25% of the annual global harvest. The fishery is one of the most valuable fisheries in Tasmania. IMAS researchers conduct this annual assessment to support the management of the fishery.
Photo courtesy of IMAS
A pdf of the 2022 Tasmanian Abalone Fishery Assessment (released May 2023) is available here: