Monterey Abalone Company


The Operation

Farming Abalone

Media Coverage



Preparation Chart

Sales & Orders







The Partners

Arthur V. Seavey first worked in aqua-culture as a research and development technician for a salmon ranching operation in Oregon. After returning to school for a Masterís Degree in Ecology at the University of California in Davis, he spent almost 10 years in Ecuador raising shrimp. He joined Joseph Cavanaugh as his initial partner in 1994 at Monterey Abalone Company. Their goal was to make Monterey Abalone Company an economically successful and environmentally sustainable source for high quality farmed abalone. Art also currently serves as a Director, on the Board of Directors for the California Aquaculture Association.

Trevor S. Fay grew up working with his father, Dr. Rimmon C. Fay, a world renowned marine biologist and pioneer environmentalist. Trevor spent a majority of his youth immersed in the marine, oceanographic, and scientific communities of that region. Trevor graduated as one of the first students through the National Science Foundation flagship program, M.A.T.E. (Marine Advanced Technology Education), and is currently an Advisor to the local M.A.S.T. Program at Monterey Peninsula College. He also teaches part time at MPC an Introduction to Submersible Technology course. Trevor's tenure at Monterey Abalone Company began 1997. He became a business partner in 2003. In addition to farming abalone, Trevor brings to operation his life long experience in scientific collecting, supplying specimens of marine flora and fauna to research and education institutes across the U.S.


Monterey Abalone Company
160 Municipal Wharf No.2   Monterey, California 93940
Tel/fax (831) 646-0350