A curious South African sea snail is a prized dish in Asia. That has meant a trail of destruction

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An employee of the HIK abalone farm holds an abalone snail near Hawston, South Africa, April 26, 2023. The high demand has spurred an alternative to wild abalone - farmed abalone. HIK Abalone has a total of around 13 million abalone at any one time at their two south coast farms. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) HAWSTON – Nearly every house in Hawston has a boat in its yard, sometimes two. It takes a moment to realize many are out of action, grass sprouting through holes in hulls that haven't touched water for years. They are relics of another time, when people...