By the numbers Sea urchins

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2,725: Number of licensed sea urchin harvesters in Maine in 1994

742: Number in 2003

38 million: Pounds of urchins harvested in 1994

6.3 million: Pounds harvested in 2003

$33 million: Value of the harvest in 1994

$8.8 million: Value of the harvest in 2003

Source: Maine’s Sea Urchin Fishery Report

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