Fishermen

San Diego Sea Urchin Divers
San Diego, CA
United States
A group of ten San Diego divers (including Pete Halmay pictured to the left) harvest California sea urchin by hand in fertile kelp beds less than two miles off the San Diego coastline.

RECENT DELIVERIES

2016-06-25

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to Galaxy Taco in La Jolla, CA Read more

2016-05-14

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to Bracero - Cocina de Raiz in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-23

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to Big Bang Sushi in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-13

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to Real Bar and Bistro in Solana Beach, CA Read more

2016-04-13

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-13

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad, CA Read more

2016-04-13

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to Galaxy Taco in La Jolla, CA Read more

2016-04-06

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-06

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to The Joint in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-05

Sea Urchins (Uni) delivered to Arterra at Marriott del Mar in San Diego, CA Read more

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Our Approach

Sea urchin fishing can be a hazardous occupation, and only a select number of permits are released. Divers must battle unreliable conditions in rocky coastal areas; as well as rely on air from either a heavy scuba tank or traditional hookah rig - a hose attached to an air compressor far above on the boat. To pluck the spiny urchins off the rocky sea bottom, divers use a hand rake and carry a net for collection.

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