Japanese sea cucumber
Stable, not optimal but not poor status. AND Actions identified to reduce environmental impact and/or improve management or stock status. May be data deficient with stable catches.
刺參 ("Chi Sum")
Cohombro de mar japonés mar japonés
Dr Steven W Purcell, Southern Cross University, Australia
The University of Hong Kong
Collection of Japanese Spiky Sea Cucumber is prohibited during closed seasons in some areas in Japan. The species is available in dried form all-year-round.
This collection method could result in bycatch of other species and serious physical damage to seafloor habitats.
This collection method is highly selective and therefore likely to cause negligible bycatch and to have limited impacts on natural habitats. However, removal of the species, which is important for recycling soft sediments, could have ecosystem impacts.