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

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Urchinomics Impact Kyushu partner with

Hong Kong SAR China

Earthcare Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Earthcare Foundation

We are a Hong Kong registered charity that supports climate change mitigation efforts globally.

We have worked for over 15 years to protect natural ecosystems from human destruction and address the climate and extinction crises. Our current focus is on greenhouse gas emission reduction and nature-based sequestration projects that have scalable impacts in a timeframe that matches the urgency of the global emergency.

On-going/Past projects

Self-Sustaining Kelp Forest Restoration

By Urchinomics Impact Kyushu

We remove over-populating pest urchins to restore kelp forests in Southern Japan. The removed urchins will be ranched into delicious “uni” and sold and the proceeds will be reinvested in kelp restoration.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation