We dive the Centro Urchin (Centrostephanus) which is a long-spine urchin which can get up to 30 centimeters in diameter. This type of Urchin can form extensive Urchin barrens and are generally located on rocky reefs, in shallow reef habitat.
The Centro Urchin is a native species of New South Wales (NSW) but has grown in population along the the East Coast of Australia and can now be found as far down as Port Davey on the South West coast of Tasmania.
The delicate but large Sea Urchin Roe have maximum natural sweetness which is unique to the NSW South Coast.
From Ulladulla in NSW to Mallacoota in Victoria were we dive (check map here), there is a very large population to source from. The ocean floor is full of very luscious kelp for the Sea Urchins to feed off and combined with the pristine clear waters of the South Coast, this area breeds the best Sea Urchins in Australia on a consistent basis.
The best months to dive for Sea Urchin Roe along this coastline is generally from December through to June, when the Roe is large and is at its peak flavor.
With our processing factory located in Tomakin, NSW, and over looking Broulee Island and down to Montague Island near Narooma, we are always monitoring the weather conditions and first in the water to dive.
Chris does a lot of diving close to our home and processing factory in Tomakin and some days we can actually watch Chris diving off Broulee Island. With the boat ramp only 5 minutes drive away, we can get the Sea Urchins quickly to our processing factory, which allows us to control the temperature much better and deliver the freshest and most premium Sea Urchin Roe in Australia the same day.
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