California’s Other Gold

Researchers assess how the quality of red sea urchin roe — uni — influences fishermen’s behavior

They explored how sea urchin quality could be quantified and used to predict fishermen’s behavior. She and her colleagues found that understanding the local dynamics of this fished resource can make management strategy evaluation and planning more effective. The findings appear in the journal PLoS ONE.

red sea urchin
Photo Credit: KATIE DAVIS
The red sea urchin is one of the most highly valued coastal fisheries in California.
By Julie Cohen
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