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29 October 2018 7:43 PM
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Poacher: Confessions from the Abalone Underworld

Bruce Whitfield interviews Kimon de Greef, poaching researcher and author of “Poacher: Confessions from the Abalone Underworld”.

Finally, a book that reveals the inner workings of a murky underworld market we know alarmingly little about… a fascinating first-hand account from an insider.

Mandy Wiener

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kimon de Greef for his weekly business book review.

De Greef is a poaching researcher and author of “Poacher: Confessions from the Abalone Underworld”.

The description on Amazon:

Locked up for poaching abalone, Shuhood Abader began writing his life story.

For over fifteen years, he had been a small cog in a criminal industry stretching from the Cape underworld to China’s luxury seafood market.

As abalone – “perlemoen”, “perly” – vanishes from the South African coast, Shuhood’s first-person account takes us right into the heart of the crisis.

Kimon de Greef’s postgrad research on poaching led him into journalism, and today he is the pre-eminent local expert on the illicit abalone trade.

He contextualises Abader’s raw, immediate tale by showing how the system works: from desperate fishing communities via gang strongholds on the Cape Flats, tik, guns and police complicity to the harbours of Morocco and Hong Kong.

Journey with the authors through death-defying dives, blackmail, robbery, shark encounters, near-drownings, and chases by the police and rivals.

“Poacher” tells the story of a deadly black market; but it is also the story of one man, deeply conflicted, committed to his faith and searching for a better way.

Listen to the interview in the audio below.

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29 October 2018 7:43 PM
Tags:
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Abalone
Abalone bust
Abalone poachers
Abalone poaching
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Kimon de Greef
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Poacher: Confessions from the Abalone Underworld

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