The 2019 stock assessment and application of harvest strategy defined the blacklip abalone central zone fishery as depleted.
Hand-picking fishing methods allow careful selection of catch, and the fishery has little direct impact on the habitat or other fish species. There are no endangered, threatened, protected (ETP) species interactions in the fisheries.
An effective and robust legislative system administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA). While compliance programs are in place for this fishery, in the absence of evidence regarding their effectiveness.