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Commercial Cucumber Regulations

Last Updated: April 6, 2015

Sea Cucumber Regulations

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-071, effective immediately, 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) The maximum cumulative landing of sea cucumbers for each weekly fishery opening period is 2,000 pounds per valid designated sea cucumber harvest license. It is permissible for all or any fraction of the maximum 2,000 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 Sunday, April 5th and are unofficial.

Sea Cucumber
Harvest Area
2014-2015 State
Quota Share
2014-2015 State
Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 300,000 lbs. 213,940 lbs.
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2 78,000 lbs. 87,661 lbs. (closed)
Central Puget Sound - District 3 Closed 0 lbs.
Hood Canal - District 4 Closed 0 lbs.
South Puget Sound - District 5 8,500 lbs. 8,112 lbs. (closed)

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