Archive for the tag: ‘Pierre Hugo’

Abagold receives a visit from a VIP

On Wednesday, 11th June, Abagold had the privilege of hosting from Mr. Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism.   The purpose of Min. Winde’s visit was to familiarise himself with the commercial aquaculture industry which is an important growth industry in the Western Cape Province. The second reason for his […]

Advancing agricultural abalone

Article as appeared on: 7 May 2013 AGRI-BUSINESS investment fund, Agri-Vie, has flagged aquaculture in South Africa as an increasingly important initiative in protecting the abalone species. The company believes abalone-farming ventures could be the basis for the future development of the national aquaculture industry. Widespread poaching of abalone (known locally as perlemoen) has been […]

The Story of an African (Abalone) Farm

When Dr Pierre Hugo started his research on spawning abalone in captivity almost 30 years ago, little did he know that his research would lead to the establishment of the largest abalone farming company in South Africa.  25 Years later, Abagold Limited had been formed. The company consisted of three farms, namely Sea View, Bergsig […]

Weekend Argus 5th March 2011

Article as appeared in 5 March 2011 MELANIE PETERS In the 1980’s vet Pierre Hugo tried to breed and rear abalone in a spare room of his house. His sons fetched buckets of sea water from the ocean every day to refill the tanks.  They even experimented with the mollusks’ diet, feeding them lettuce, cabbage, […]

Perlemoen van Abagold is goud werd (Rapport)

Artikel soos verskyn in Rapport – Sondag 5 Oktober 2008 deur Helen Ueckermann. Gekweekte perlenoem van Abagold van Hermanus in die Wes-Kaap is net so smaaklik soos sy gesogte Japanse eweknie en beklee daarom ’n topposisie en prysklas in die mark. “Dit is die eindresultaat van die navorsing en teelpogings wat van 1984 af deur […]