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The history of the Sea Urchin Fishery

Further Reading

Bernard, F.R. 1977. Fishery and reproduction cycle of the red sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus, in British Columbia. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada34: 604-610.

Breen, P.A. 1980. The ecology of red sea urchins in British Columbia. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Coastal Pacific Marine Life. Western Washington University, Bellingham: p. 3-12.

Campbell, A., and R.M. Harbo. 1991. The sea urchin fisheries in British Columbia, Canada. In Yanagisawa et al. [eds.]. Biology of Echinodermata. Balkema, Rotterdam: p. 191-199.

Kramer, D.E., and D.M.A. Nordin. 1979. Studies on the handling and processing of sea urchin roe. I. Fresh product. Canadian Fisheries and Marine Service Technical Report 870: 47 p. 

Pleschner, D.B. 1985. Fish of the Month: Sea Urchins. Pacific Fishing 6 (March): p. 29-33.

Sloan, N.A. 1985. Echinoderm fisheries of the world: A review. Proceedings of the fifth International Echinoderm Conference. Galway, Ireland. B.F. Keegan and A.A. Balkema (eds.). Rotterdam: p. 109-124.

Sloan, N.A. 1986. World jellyfish and tunicate fisheries, and the northeast Pacific echinoderm fishery. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 92.

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