Abagold’s hatchery provides a solid foundation for the cultivation of its abalone and consists of four distinct nodes. Abagold uses only premium selected wild abalone as broodstock for spawning. In the larval rearing area, fertilised eggs are hatched and nursed for the first week before they are transferred to the hatchery, where settled animals spend the first few months feeding on diatoms. Animals are weaned onto macro-algae in the nursery and grown to spat size.
The hatchery produces excess spat every month – this way only the best animals are picked out to ensure the superior final product that Abagold is renowned for.