An employee holds a jar of dried products as she walks past shelves of jars containing dried abalone and other seafood goods in a shop in Hong Kong. Demand for abalone by Chinese gangs has caused South Africa's stocks of the marine molluscs to be depleted at a record rate. Photo: AFP

South African divers risk it all to poach marine delicacies for Chinese diners

Suspected death of a young diver off the coast of Cape Town shows the risks some may take to poach abalone shellfish and rock lobster

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An employee holds a jar of dried products as she walks past shelves of jars containing dried abalone and other seafood goods in a shop in Hong Kong. Demand for abalone by Chinese gangs has caused South Africa's stocks of the marine molluscs to be depleted at a record rate. Photo: AFP
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