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A significant quantity of abalone was discovered in the retail store, warehouse, and in a concealed storeroom. Subsequent DNA testing by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Molecular Genetics Lab, at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, confirmed the presence of endangered Northern abalone.
In 2003, northern abalone were listed and protected. The court document said that,
despite continued efforts to rebuild abalone populations and prosecute individuals involved in illegal harvest and trade, northern abalone show little sign of recovery.
The greatest threat to the survival of this species continues to be illegal harvest, which is, in turn, driven by the illegal trade.
The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) re assessed the northern abalone status in 2009, designating the species as endangered because there had been little or no recovery of the wild abalone population,
particularly the larger reproductive animals.