2011-12-28 / Front Page

Reviving The Urchin Industry



IN THIS DEC. 22 PHOTO, orange roe is seen inside a sea urchin at a processing facility in Portland. During the heyday, Maine urchin fishermen harvested more than 40 million pounds of the spiny creatures a year. A move is now under way to jumpstart the industry, which has fallen on hard times. See story on page A5. 
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IN THIS DEC. 22 PHOTO, orange roe is seen inside a sea urchin at a processing facility in Portland. During the heyday, Maine urchin fishermen harvested more than 40 million pounds of the spiny creatures a year. A move is now under way to jumpstart the industry, which has fallen on hard times. See story on page A5. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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