Viking Aquaculture produces premium quality South African abalone at its Buffeljags and Diamond Coast abalone farms.
The culture species is South African abalone, Haliotis midae, a species of abalone that is endemic to South Africa and highly valued in Eastern cultures.
South Africa is a leading producer of cultured abalone, contributing approximately 2% of global abalone production. There are 14 farms that produce approximately 1 200 tons of product per year. However, most farms are expanding and annual production is expected to climb to 2 500 tons within the next five years.
By 2017, construction of the Buffeljags Abalone Farm will be complete.