Aquaculture boosts urchin roe production
Author AffiliationsS. McBride is Marine Advisor, Humboldt and Mendocino counties. For more information about this study, contact Susan McBride at (707) 443–8369.
Hilgardia 51(4):30-31. DOI:10.3733/ca.v051n04p30. July 1997.
Red sea urchins, with their hedge-hoglike shells and five skeins of edible golden roe, are a gourmet treat, especially in Asia. Each year California divers harvest as many as 25 million pounds of the red sea urchins that many people find delicious and for which they are willing to pay dearly.
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