This article tells the story of Lianjiang County in Fuzhou: “China’s Number One Abalone County”, which sells abalone products all over the world, with Japan as the major overseas market. Read about it here (Chinese).
Meanwhile, in California, there are plans to resurrect the abalone production facility at Cayucos: “The facility is considered the largest land-based marine aquaculture facility in North America”. Read more here.
According to Chinese language blogger ‘Unlimited Deliciousness’, the best abalone grow near 40° south latitude and 44° north: “Australia, located at this latitude, has these unique geographical environments that give birth to Australia’s delicious and juicy wild abalone.” Read this take on the Australian wild-capture abalone industry here (Chinese).