Maine Seeks to Restore Urchin Fishery off Southport

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).

Portland Press Herald: Maine fishing regulators will close an area to sea urchin fishing to facilitate a project that would transplant the spiny animals.

The new regulation closes sea urchin harvesting in the Cat Ledges area off of Southport until May 1, 2018. The Department of Marine Resources Advisory Council approved the plan on Tuesday.

Read more about the plan to restore urchin fishing off Southport, Maine.