HIK Abalone Farm

HIK Abalone Farm started in 1997, with the construction of the first grow-out platform.

HIK Abalone Farm started in 1997, with the construction of the first grow-out platform. A hatchery soon followed in 2002 to the ensure the self-sufficiency of the company. HIK has gone from strength to strength in the last decade, with current annual abalone exports of over 150 tonnes. HIK currently employs 110 people, 30 of whom are occupied in highly specialised mid- to senior-management positions. We have strong marketing ties in the Far East, and our loyalty and commitment to our agents, coupled with our renowned product quality, has enabled us to capture a large part of the farmed South African abalone market. Our company vision includes promoting sustainability and social upliftment through technological advancements, education and diversification.

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Dr Sylvia Earle visits HIK

HIK was honoured to host world-renowned conservationist and marine biologist Dr Sylvia Earle on a farm tour as part of the launch of the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot. Production manager Sally Paulet showed her the hatchery and farm and discussed HIK’s role in the conservation of our surrounding environment.


Cricket Team Excels

From beginners to winners….

For the last two seasons, HIK Abalone farm has entered a staff team into the local business league cricket tournament. The tournament comprises of approximately 26 social and business sponsored teams with games being played from October through to March.


Nelly wins learner of the year!

HIK is very proud of Anelisiwe Gaika (Nelly) who won the award for best learner in the Adult Education and Training Program for 2013. This is an AgriSETA initiative which gives recognition for outstanding dedication and performance by a learner. This is the second time that one of HIK’s learners has won this award, and it is encouraging to see achievements such as these by our workers.


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