Thursday, May 15, 2008

Weekly Urchin: Crash and Burn Edition

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Data from the National Marine Fisheries Service

How's this for a poster child of overfishing and mismanagement? (actually, to be fair, I imagine that the sudden rise in urchin demand in 1987 took the fisheries folks by surprise and by the time they implemented a management plan, it was already too late.)

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