Urchinomics: A Revolutionary Way to Farm Sea Urchins and Save Kelp Forests
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - March 14, 2017
What do First Nation villages in Quebec, barren kelp beds in Western Australia, Japanese seafood giant Mitsubishi, and a Norwegian investment firm all have in common? The humble sea urchin, and restoring the underwater kelp forests the voracious creature feeds on.
In many parts of the world, sea urchin populations have rebounded and they are systematically clearcutting kelp forests. Once that happens, they stop producing uni, the roe that sells for $200 a pound...
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