Chek News: Urchin farm grows possibilities in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay


An experiment in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay is testing whether sea urchin farming could be the next big industry on our coast.

Wild urchin roe is already highly coveted in asian markets and is a multi-million dollar industry. So Island researchers are looking at the impact farming them in cages would have here, as the popularity of sushi grows worldwide. 

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