HIK Abalone Farm

HIK Abalone Farm started in 1997, with the construction of the first grow-out platform.

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HIK Abalone Farm started in 1997, with the construction of the first grow-out platform. A hatchery soon followed in 2002 to the ensure the self-sufficiency of the company. A second site started development in 2015 and has grown to include two platforms and a second hatchery. The development of the second site has more than doubled our standing stock capabilities.

HIK has gone from strength to strength in the last two decades, with current annual abalone exports of over 300 tonnes and standing stock of more than 300 tonnes. HIK currently employs approximately 300 people, 60 of whom are occupied in specialised mid- to senior-management positions. We have strong marketing ties in the Far East, and our loyalty and commitment to our agents, coupled with our renowned product quality, has enabled us to capture a large part of the farmed South African abalone market. Our company vision includes promoting sustainability and social upliftment through technological advancements, education and diversification.

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Upcoming ASC audit

HIK Abalone Farm will be renewing their ASC Certification with the audit set to commence on the 27th January 2020.


Any interested parties are kindly asked to please contact to us.

World AIDS Day 2017

HIK took the initiative to host an amazing Wellness day on the 1st of December 2017. The focus was not solely on HIV/AIDS but rather on general health and wellness. The focus was on the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of our employers and employees. Everybody from management to students took part in the activities…


Dr Sylvia Earle visits HIK

HIK was honoured to host world-renowned conservationist and marine biologist Dr Sylvia Earle on a farm tour as part of the launch of the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot. Production manager Sally Paulet showed her the hatchery and farm and discussed HIK’s role in the conservation of our surrounding environment.


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