- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine fishing regulators are hosting a pair of public hearings about the rules that will govern next year’s sea urchin harvesting season.

Maine sea urchins are harvested for their roe and the fishery was worth more than $4 million last season. It is used as an ingredient in sushi.

The hearings will take place on Tuesday in Augusta and Wednesday in Ellsworth. Regulators say the number of days will be the same on all parts of the coast as they were for the 2015-16 season.

The 2016-17 season runs between September and March, as it did last season.



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