Recovery Plan for White Abalone (Haliotis sorenseni)

October 10, 2008

The primary goal of this recovery plan is to ensure the recovery of the white abalone population throughout its range, defined as the establishment of self-sustaining populations.

The primary goal of this recovery plan is to ensure the recovery of the white abalone population throughout its range, defined as the establishment of self-sustaining populations (those that have met the delisting criteria outlined below). The Recovery Team suggests that six actions be taken: (1) Assess and monitor subpopulations of white abalone in the wild in cooperation with the state of California, other federal agencies, private organizations and the Mexican government. (2) Identify and characterize existing and potential white abalone habitat through acoustic remote sensing technology.(3) Protect white abalone populations and their habitat in the wild. (4) Continue and expand a captive propagation and enhancement program for white abalone in California. (5) Develop enforcement, public outreach and education plans. (6) Secure financial support for white abalone recovery.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 04/02/2020

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