Lake Abert was a large salt water lake in southeastern Oregon. When full the lake was 16 miles long and 6 miles wide with a maximum depth of 15 feet. It sits beneath scenic Abert Rim which is one of the highest scarps in the United States rising 2490 feet above Lake Abert's, salty waters. Lake Abert contains no fish because of its high salinity and high pH, but it did produce tens of millions of brine shrimp and brine flies every year.

Oregon Desert Brine Shrimp Company commercially harvested brine shrimp from Lake Abert from 1979 until 2013. Brine shrimp were frozen and sold as fish food to Federal and State Fish hatcheries, prawn aquaculture farms and the tropical food industry internationally.