Will the ocean urchin disappear? Corsican fishermen are anxious | EUROtoday

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“OI can see that something is wrong. » At a time when Corsican fishermen are preparing their goulindions, a few days before the late opening of the sea urchin season, the moratorium on fishing for these echinoderms was not enough to allay Jean-Hugues Étienne's concerns. A fisherman for around twenty years in the waters of Bonifacio (Southern Corsica), he was able to observe, not without fear, the drying up of this once abundant species on the island coast.

“For years, there have been fewer sea urchins, they are smaller and generally less full,” notes this skilled, who comes from a household of fishermen. Thirty years in the past, the season began in October. Today is February, and the useful resource is way much less. The planet is altering. »

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