Sea egg numbers near record low

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Kirk Humphrey (FILE)

There will not be a sea egg season until the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy can figure out exactly why the local delicacies are disappearing from these shores.

Minister Kirk Humphrey said there was a record low number of sea eggs in Barbados’ waters.

“You will understand that every single year, around June/July, we send persons out to survey all the coasts. The divers then report on the levels of maturity and the number of sea eggs they see and we use that to determine if we are going to have an open season or not.

“This year has been one of the lowest on record in the numbers of sea eggs seen. In fact, the divers reported in some areas there were no eggs at all and the ones they did see were very immature, so we could not possibly open sea egg season this year,” he said. (CA)

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