Streaky Bay is working to build its tourism by taking an opportunity in promoting Abalone Production in the region.
The Streaky Bay Tourist Promotions Inc. have identified the need and importance of creating a point of difference that will boost Streaky Bay as a tourist destination.
The initiative suggests to create an Abalone Interpretative Centre that offers a unique experience for locals and tourists, showcasing abalone as a culinary experience along with a gallery to feature local artwork and retail outlet.
Streaky Bay are taking the opportunity to stand out and leverage the $115 million (per annum) abalone industry.
The idea follows other Eyre Peninsula locations that have created tourism through unique experiences such as shark cage diving and eating oysters freshly shucked from the ocean.
The concept has already gained support from the Streaky Bay Tourist Promotions, Regional Development Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Abalone Industry Association of South Australia.
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