Many people do not know that Sea Urchins are a pest which are wiping out marine biodiversity and leave a barren underwater moonscape-like environment in their wake. This makes it difficult for other species to survive once the Sea Urchin move into their habitat. From an Ethical and Sustainable point of view, it makes perfect sense to harvest Sea Urchins to allow the endemic species to proliferate. It certainly helps that Uni (oo-nee) which is the Japanese name for the edible part of the Sea Urchin (roe) is delicious to eat. We are fully supportive of, and endorse, the Sea Urchin divers, particularly here in Tassie. (Photo: @steveo0803 ) Every time, as consumers, we spend money, we’re casting a vote. Each instance where we choose Ethical and Sustainable counts.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high
achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt