Abalone is a prized commodity in the coastal towns of Northern California. But there are stringent rules in abalone fishing. It is legal to harvest north of the mouth of San Francisco but illegal south of it and there are limits as to the size and quantity one can get.
One has to read the rules before you should go fishing for abalone. Not to mention that they are dangerous to get.
I haven’t tasted a freshly caught abalone. I heard it tastes good and their shells are beautiful.
Above are empty abalone shells at the Whalers Cabin Museum in Point Lobos.
My entry to Sue Llewellyn’s photo challenge for the week: Shells.