Land-Based Urchin Farming Discussed at Fisheries Forum

Sample dredged from seabed containing sea urchins. Whiting Bay, ME. Photo USGS: K. Kelly (Maine DMR), Sam Truesdell (UMaine).

Lincoln County News: Aquaculture as a major part of the Maine fishing industry was the topic of a special conference at the 3-day 37th Fishermen’s Forum March 1 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.

Repeatedly it is heard that the lobster fishing industry is sound, but that most other fishery stocks are in peril. That’s been the story of the sea urchin fishery in Maine, whose heyday in the 1980s and ’90s brought in millions of dollars to the state.

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