Sea egg season remains closed

The Fisheries Division has received reports that a dated video of sea eggs on the Consett Bay Jetty is circulating on social media. We wish to inform the public that the sea egg season remains closed until further notice.

Divers who have been conducting surveys in collaboration with the Division since 2001 continue to report the absence of sea eggs on the grounds along the coasts. A few juveniles have been observed in some areas, but their numbers are not substantial.

Consumers are encouraged to refrain from purchasing sea eggs at this time to support the Division's management efforts.

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