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2. Support sustainable seafood
The harvest of clean, sustainable, wild and farmed seafood is necessary to support our increasing global population and maintain the health of our oceans. There are many resources that can help you make good seafood choices, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program is one of our favorites. Abalone aquaculture is generally accepted as highly sustainable, and red abalone farms in California, such as The Cultured Abalone Farm in Goleta and Monterey Abalone Company in Monterey, help contribute to white abalone restoration by sharing their expertise and their freshly harvested kelp.
3. Report poaching
Poaching remains a major threat to all seven abalone species in the United States, as well as abalone throughout the world. Even when the recreational fishing for red abalone was open in Northern California, it was estimated that one in eight red abalone was harvested illegally. White abalone are also threatened by poaching. If you’re in California and you suspect abalone poaching, call CalTIP at 1–888–334-CalTIP (888–334–2258).