Tuesday November 24, 2020

€4m-a-year sea urchin bonus for UCC

University College Cork is set for a windfall of up to €4 million a year, after one of its researchers patented a formula to mass produce sea urchins.

27th November, 2004

University College Cork is set for a windfall of up to €4 million a year, after one of its researchers patented a formula to mass produce sea urchins.

Dr Gerry Mouzakitis's patent is based on research into the farming of urchins, which are a culinary delicacy in countries such as Japan, Greece and Portugal. Mouzakitis said the international market for sea urchins was worth$350 million last year, down from$600 million in 1995, because of a...

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