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Why Sea Urchins Are So Expensive

Business Insider created a video about the sea urchin industry, process of harvesting, and more. Check it out here.

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Marine Life Protection Act 10 year decadal review

Marine Life Protection’s 10 year decadal review. The first decadal management review of California’s MPA network is scheduled to commence in 2022. Called for in the Marine Life Protection Act…

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Urchinomics

Urchinomics In an effort to restore kelp beds, rid barren reefs of purple urchins, and explore a new source of Uni, urchinomics has been working with Sea Urchin Divers to…

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Cares 2 Update

Cares 2 Update The Cares 2 act window of opportunity to apply for funds has closed. The deadline was November 17, 2021. For more information or to check on the…

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Website Revamp Project

The Website Revamp Project The CSUC website revamp project is on task, having raised just under $2,000.00 from divers, processors, and other fishery organizations. We have named a web designer,…

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Disaster Mitigation Funding Allocation

Ongoing current information: Disaster Mitigation Funding Allocation The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California Department of Fish and…

Disaster Declared by the Governor for Northern California Sea Urchin Fishery

About the Disaster Declaration How did we get here and where are we going from here? The CSUC has successfully requested a disaster declaration for the Northern California Sea Urchin…

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2018 California Sea Urchin Commission Newsletter

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2017 California Sea Urchin Commission Newsletter

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2016 California Sea Urchin Commission Newsletter

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2013 California Sea Urchin Commission Newsletter

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2011 California Sea Urchin Commission Newsletter

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2010 California Sea Urchin Commission Newsletter

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