Image of status for Abalone, showing Very Poor result, Stable trend and low  data confidence.

The status of abalone (Haliotis rubra, Haliotis laevigata, Haliotis scalaris) in Port Phillip Bay in 2022-2023 was Very Poor and the trend is Stable. This status is informed by the latest available time-series data indicating mean density. The confidence score for this data is Low.

Abalone provides Victoria with one of its most valuable commercial fisheries. Abalone have a very high fecundity ranging in size and growth rates across species.

The status was calculated using a Biological Quality Ratio from data provided by Reef Life Survey and the Victorian Subtidal Reef Monitoring Program. For more detail on how this status was calculated view the methodology section.

Image of Abalone, outside shell attached to a rock

Photo credit: Chromodoris tasmaniensis, on a pink sponge. Julian Finn / Museum Victoria, Rights/Licence: CC BY (Attribution)

Data Source: Reef Life Survey
Map Data Source: CoastKit
Data contributors and acknowledgements:

Parks Victoria logo Reef Life Survey logo

Page last updated: 17/04/24