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ABALONE - Greenlip

On Eyre Peninsula abalone aquaculture is an expanding industry with companies now harvesting and exporting 200 tonnes of abalone which is worth around $6 million.

Southern Australian Seafoods has an on land facility containing hatchery, weaning and grow out using the pristine waters at Boston Point near Port Lincoln while Abalone Investments Limited (AIL) has developed an in-sea abalone aquaculture grow out facility off Elliston on Eyre Peninsula.

Eyre Peninsula greenlip abalone is a delicacy enjoyed by many Australian’s and exported to countries such as Japan, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.

Pictured above is a Green Lip abalone taken from the packaging label of abalone from Southern Australian Seafoods, Boston Point Port Lincoln. www.saseafoods.com.au

For more information contact:

Geoff Penfold BCom, Managing Director or Ben Smith

Southern Australian Seafoods Pty Ltd

e-mail abalone@saseafoods.com.au

Telephone 61 8 8684 3597

Facsimilie 61 8 8684 3651  


Oysters are grown at various locations on Eyre Peninsula and are exported as far a field as the United Kingdom, South Africa, Malaysia and Hong Kong.


Consistent and regular availability combined with high quality has seen the SA Oyster Industry achieve outstanding demand for it’s product with in Australia. These features are enabling a concerted effort into developing export markets.

One of the leading suppliers of oysters is SAOGA.
The pictures below and right were taken from the SAOGA website www.oysterssa.com.au

For more information contact:
South Australian Oyster Growers Association
PO Box 2296
Phone: 0427 511 389


Between $20-$25 million worth of prawns are caught annually from the pristine waters of the Spencer Gulf and at the West Coast of South Australia. This brings export dollars to Eyre Peninsula and South Australia with 50% of the harvest exported mainly to Asia and Europe. The prawn industry provides some 150 people with jobs on board vessels and a significant number of jobs in processing and support industries, largely based in Port Lincoln. This fishery is recognised world wide in comparison with most trawl fisheries for it’s environmental management and ongoing sustainability.

The picture left was taken from the Primary Industries and Resources South Australia Annual Report 1999-2000 visit their website www.pir.sa.gov.au

For more information you may like to contact Prawn Industry South Australia which is the peak body formed to represent Prawn fisheries operating in SA.

Prawn Industry SA
Executive Officer
Level 1, 16 Unley Road UNLEY SA 5061
Visit www.seafoodsa.com/prawn
Email: martin.smallridge@seafoodsa.com.au


The Rock Lobster industry is vital to the economy of regional communities such as Eyre Peninsula. Annual business turnovers are approximately $230 million. About 95% of the annual commercial catch of around 2,500 tonnes is sold live to Asia.

The picture above right was taken from the SA Rock Lobster Advisory Council Industry Newsletter Issue number 6 March 1999.

The South Australian Rock Lobster Advisory Council Inc (SARLAC) represents 250 Rock Lobster Licence holders from both Northern and Southern Zones.

South Australian Rock Lobster Advisory Council Inc
Phone: (08) 8272 7766
Int: +61 8 8272 7766
Website: www.seafoodsa.com/sarlac/


The Port Lincoln Industry has become a role model for development overseas.
The Tuna industry is worth $491 million to the South Australian economy. Some 1800 jobs are estimated to depend directly or indirectly in tuna farming on Eyre Peninsula.

The industry has been transformed into a major export success since 1990 with tuna stocks mainly exported to Japan.

The picture right was taken from the Port Lincoln times website www.portlincoln.yourguide.com.au as it featured in an article titled “Long Line Fishery Developing” written by journalist Stan Gorton and published in the Port Lincoln Times on Tuesday April 16th 2002.

The Tuna Boat Owners Association represents the tuna industry and can be contacted as below:

Head Office
Mr Brian Jeffriess ~ President
PO Box 416 FULLARTON 5063
Email: austuna@bigpond.com
Phone: (08) 8373 2507
Int +61 8 8373 2507 Port Lincoln Office
Lot 24, North Quay Blvd
Phone: (08) 8683 0428
Int +61 8 8683 0428


The waters surrounding Eyre Peninsula have the greatest diversity of temperate marine species in the Southern Hemisphere. The species diversity is greater, I am told, than the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.
Local finfish can be seen on restaurant tables across Eyre Peninsula and Australia.

King George Whiting, Yellow-Tail Kingfish, Snapper, Mulloway (Butterfish), Squid, Garfish, Mullet, Tommy Ruff, Shark, Leather Jacket and also molluscs such as Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish are abundant in waters off Eyre Peninsula mainly due the success of sustainable fishing practices such as size limits, bag limits, boat limits and catch closures which are in place to prevent the overfishing and depletion of natural stocks.

For more information about finfish and fishing limits imposed for protection of these species visit the Fisheries section at www.pir.sa.gov.au

Mulloway (Butterfish)
King George Whiting


Mussels are grown very successfully in Eyre Peninsula waters.

SA Black Mussels is the marketing arm of the South Australian Mussel Growers Association Inc (SAMGA), established and incorporated in 1996 to take a collaborative approach to managing the industry. SA Black Mussels are grown and harvested under the SQF 2000 quality assurance program, ensuring a premium grade mussel.

For more information contact:

Eyre Regional Development Board
Phone: (08) 8682 6588
Int: +61 8 8682 6588

Kinkawooka Mussels Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 8 8683 3022
Website: www.kinkawooka.com.au