Grown and ‘hand-plucked’ from a natural, safe and sustainable habitat.
We have developed the world’s first commercial abalone ranch. We build our own artificial abalone reefs (called ABITATS) on our leases in the pristine waters of Flinders Bay. We then place hatchery reared juvenile abalone on them – then let nature (with a little help from our divers) do the rest to produce this marine delicacy. A totally natural ‘wild-harvest’ product. Because we have some control of the process we can harvest to market demand to whatever size the market requires. We call this aquaculture technique sea ranching.
Hatchery reared juvenile greenlip abalone are placed on our custom built reefs in the pristine waters of Flinders Bay. Our leases are situated in areas where wild abalone is in abundance. Nature (with a little help from our divers) does the rest to provide a premium product.
Green Lip Abalone
Our ranched abalone is a totally natural, 'wild-harvested,' premium product. The abalone is grown in its natural habitat, the ocean. It feeds on seaweed as do wild abalone.
Australian Newspaper article: Abalone ranchers dive in, come up with gold in Delicious awards
Self-styled abalone “ranchers” from Augusta in Western Australia have taken out the nation’s premier award for small-scale food producers.
Ocean Grown Greenlip Abalone, an aquaculture venture at Flinders Bay where abalone spat are put on to artificial reefs to mature and be hand-harvested to order — “ranched” — has taken home the Producer of the Year Award from the delicious Produce Awards.
Brad Adams interviewed on Channel 9 news about OGA
ABC Landline special on Ocean Grown Abalone and our innovative approach to abalone farming.
Ocean Grown Abalone featured in Born to Cook
Jack Stein talks to Brad Adams about sea ranching greenlip abalone in Augusta. Brad shows Jack the sea ranch and then takes him for a surf!
Australian Financial Review - Meet the West's new Ranchers, by Jemima Whyte
Abalone isn't usually a seasonal harvest, but on the docks of Western Australia's Augusta, the sea-ranchers have started hauling in the molluscs.
Read more: http://www.afr.com/business/agriculture/meet-the-wests-new-ranchers-20170426-gvslil#ixzz4n5MOAKQg
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Augusta abalone firm aims to float for $10m
Ocean Grown Abalone director Brad Adams is planning a $10 million float of the fisheries company in August to take the business interstate.
Mr Adams said Augusta-based OGA, which uses artificial reefs to grow wild abalone, would use the funds to expand its operations to Esperance and Port Lincoln in South Australia.
The company hopes to be producing around 500 tonnes, worth about $50,000 a tonne at today’s values, within a decade.