The Blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) forms the basis of the abalone fishery in NSW. Abalone are commercially harvested from rocky reefs by divers typically using surface-supplied air or scuba. In practice, most commercial abalone fishing takes place on the south coast of NSW, primarily from Jervis Bay to the Victorian border, with most abalone found close to the shore. A comprehensive Fishery Management Strategy is in place for this fishery. https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/commercial/fisheries/egf

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