Let them eat Perlemoen

Rassie Erasmus started farming perlemoen on an experimental basis in 2004. Perlemoen has never been farmed commercially in Namibia, but today this modest enterprise employs up to 40 people seasonally.Perlemoen, or Abalone is a popular and expensive delicacy, but in the last 20 years, the global commercial harvest has declined from 18,000 metric tons to a little over 10,000 metric tons.
Knowing the demand for abalone, Rassie and Renate Erasmus established Lüderitz Abalone Farming in 2002. It is the first and only land-based abalone farm in Namibia, producing the Haliotis Midae species, better known as the “Cape Perlemoen”.