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Commercial Cucumber Regulations

Last Updated: April 18, 2014

Sea Cucumber Regulations

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-071, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to take or possess sea cucumbers taken for commercial purposes except as provided for in this section:

(1) Sea cucumber harvest using shellfish diver gear is allowed in Sea Cucumber District 1 seven days-per-week.

(2) Sea cucumber harvest using shellfish diver gear is allowed in Sea Cucumber District 5 on Monday through Friday of each week.

(3) The maximum cumulative landing of sea cucumbers for each weekly fishery opening period is 1,800 pounds per valid designated sea cucumber harvest license. It is permissible for all or any fraction of the maximum 1,800 pound total to be harvested during any legal harvest date within any legal harvest area so long as the cumulative total for the fishery week does not exceed the maximum.

Harvest Quotas and Landings

The landings below include all reports through Thursday, April 17th and are unofficial.

Sea Cucumber
Harvest Area
2013-2014 State
Quota Share
2013-2014 State
Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 336,936 lbs. 331,384 lbs.
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2 78,000 lbs. 77,647 lbs. (closed)
Central Puget Sound - District 3 18,655 lbs. 20,029 lbs. (closed)
Hood Canal - District 4 Closed 0 lbs.
South Puget Sound - District 5 34,000 lbs. 17,901 lbs.

Washington State Commercial Sea Cucumber Harvest Districts

1These closed areas pertain to the commercial sea cucumber fishery. In addition, see permanent WACs 220-20 and 220-16 for more information on Marine Protected Areas, Marine Preserve Areas and Conservation Area closures.

Legal descriptions of commercial sea cucumber harvest districts are found in WAC 220-52-071 Sea Cucumbers.

Legal descriptions of commercial sea cucumber catch reporting areas can be found in WAC 220-22-400 Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas within Puget Sound

Permanent WAC's