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Profiting from Sea Urchin Farming: A Lucrative Opportunity in Aquaculture

Profiting from Sea Urchin Farming: A Lucrative Opportunity in Aquaculture

Aquaculture
For years, sea urchins were overlooked marine creatures, often dubbed "sea porcupines" in foreign countries. Their peculiar appearance, with moveable spines and tubular feet reminiscent of starfish, kept people at a distance. However, it was only when the demand for sea urchins in international markets surpassed that of traditional seafood like lobster that their unique value became apparent, and then sea urchin farming was discovered. The sought-after delicacy is the roe, also known as gonads or locally referred to as "alige," which is cherished for its sweet, tangy, and exquisite flavor. In Tokyo's wholesale markets, sea urchin gonads fetch prices ranging from US $58 to $160 per kilogram. Japan stands as the largest consumer of sea urchin gonads, followed closely by France and Korea. ...