Traffic- EMPTY SHELLS: Inside the illegal abalone trade
South Africa's abalone poaching crisis
Over the past 18 years, poachers have stripped South African coastal waters of at least 96 million abalone. A new TRAFFIC report and documentary examine the ongoing poaching crisis targeting South African abalone Haliotis midae…
Driven by sophisticated transnational criminal networks and local gangs, the illegal abalone trade has been fuelled by deeply entrenched socio-economic disparities in the Western Cape, bitterly contested fishing quotas, drugs, and gang violence…..