Blacklip Abalone

Blacklip Abalone

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 2023 Tasmanian Abalone Fishery Assessment (released May 2024) is available here:

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Science Terms and Concepts



Cultural Fishing

Recreational Fishery

Catch and Effort

Assessment Model

Ecosystem and Habitat Interactions

Social and Economic Indicators