Definitions

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  • n. Abalone

Etymologies

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Dutch perlemoer (“mother of pearl”), through Afrikaans.

Examples

  • Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk welcomed Thursday's court dismissal of a group of abalone (perlemoen) fishermen's bid to overturn his suspension of commercial abalone fishing.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This comes after fisheries control inspectors found dead perlemoen caught up in shallow waters at Melkbosstrand, north of Cape Town, on

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk says his department is planning "further steps" to stem the rampant poaching of marine resources, especially perlemoen, along South Africa's almost

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The harvesting of wild perlemoen in SA was banned earlier this year.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A diving ban aimed at protecting perlemoen stocks in five areas along the SA coast will come into force on February 1, but there will only be "limited restrictions" in effect at dive sites off Cape Point, government announced on Monday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Last week, it was reported that about 2000 tons of poached wild SA perlemoen, with a market value of R1. 2 billion, was smuggled out of the country during 2007 and landed in Hong Kong.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In a statement, Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said the proposal for a diving ban was an essential component of government's strategy to protect perlemoen in certain key areas, where the stock was most likely to recover.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Traditional fishermen and coastal communities are confused and bewildered by the perlemoen ban, the Masifundise Development Trust said on Friday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Masifundise said it recognised perlemoen stocks were under serious threat of over-exploitation, but said to "punish" traditional fishers for this was "discriminatory, foolhardy and will most certainly backfire".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It was reacting to the Cabinet announcement on Thursday that all wild perlemoen harvesting would be suspended indefinitely from the end of this month.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • A name for abalone in South Africa; see also klipkous. (Listed in OED2.)

    November 18, 2007