Fish Farming Expert: Urchins offer a lifeline to First Nations

Urchinomics, a Norwegian sea urchin farming firm, has signed an agreement with the Ekuanitshit Nation in Quebec for the initiation of a pilot project.

The company was founded by Japanese-born Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda, who emigrated to Canada as a child and has been living in western Norway with his Norwegian wife for the last 6 years. Based in Norway, it also has activities in Japan and was founded with assistance from Innovation Norway, while it has also worked closely with the research institute Nofima on the development of special urchin diets.

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