Self-Sustaining Kelp Forest Restoration

Urchinomics Impact Kyushu

Urchinomics Impact is a kelp forest and ecosystem restoration model that is self-sustaining financially. Urchinomics Impact specifically targets ecologically destructive sea urchins that overgraze kelp forests and turn coastal ecosystems into lifeless, desert-like barrens. The urchins are collected, re-homed in our land-based aquaculture systems, fed a sustainably sourced feed for 6 - 12 weeks, and transformed into delicious "uni" for sale to top tier restaurants globally. By removing the urchins from the sea floor, we help kelp forests recover in as short as 3 months, which in turn improves marine biomass, marine biodiversity, sequesters carbon, protects the ocean from acidification and coastlines from erosion. Revenues from the sales are then reinvested back into urchin removal and kelp restoration efforts. Climate Action Platform

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