Species at Risk

Northern Abalone

Haliotis kamtschatkana

Close-up of a Northern Abalone on the sea bottom.
Abalones can live as long as 50 years. They spend their life in an area with a radius of no greater than a few hundred metres.
© Parks Canada/ L. Lee

The Northern Abalone is a marine mollusc whose meat has great commercial value as it is considered a gourmet delicacy. Due to commercial overfishing and poaching, it is now listed as threatened in Canada. Parks Canada, the Haida Nation and other partners are working to restore this species.