The Australian: 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.