Maine Sea Urchins in High Demand

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

BangorDailyNews.com: Business was brisk for fishermen plying [Maine’s] Denny’s Bay at the start of the late dragging season for sea urchins on Monday (December 2, 2013).

A couple of companies bought sea urchins from fishermen as they landed their catch at the boat ramp at Cobscook Bay State Park. Prices were off compared to the same time about a year ago, but most fishermen were not arguing and were happy to exchange their catch for cash.

Read about Maine’s sea urchin business.