Ban on sea urchin harvesting temporarily lifted in Penghu

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/11
By: Chen Chi-ching and Ko Lin

Taipei, May 11 (CNA) The ban on the harvesting of sea urchins is to be temporarily lifted in Penghu from June 16 to August 31, the county’s Agriculture and Fisheries said on Thursday.

However, catches must be limited to specimens larger than eight centimeters in diameter, officials added.

A ban on the harvesting of sea urchins has been in place in Penghu since last year due to low population count.

Since then, the island’s residents have become more aware of the importance of sea urchin conservation.    [FULL  STORY]

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