Harvested live from the pristine waters of British Columbia, Canada BC Sea Urchin has long been a favorite with Japanese consumers. Known as “Uni” in Japan this product is loaded with Omega three fatty acids. British Columbia has a large Sea Urchin population thanks to extremely clean cold waters and ample seaweed/kelp beds spread out over 600 miles ofits rugged coastline.
There are two species of Sea Urchins harvested on the west coast of Canada, Red and Green. Red Urchins, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus represent the largest species and are thought to be indigenous to the west coast. Green Sea Urchins, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis are smaller in size and are found in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Each species may live singly or in aggregations of hundreds or even thousands of individuals.