NOTE: The information on this webpage may not be the most current information regarding the commercial Sea Cucumber fishery.

The most current information can be obtained by calling the hotline

Sea Cucumber
Information Hotline
1-866-207-8223


Olympia area
(360) 902-2829

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on commercial fishing,
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WDFW Fish Program.
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Commercial Cucumber Regulations

Last Updated: August 17, 2017

Sea Cucumber Regulations

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-340-730, 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 the following Marine Fish/Shellfish areas of Sea Cucumber District 1 Monday through Friday of each week: 20A and B, 21A and B, and 22A and B.

(2) The maximum cumulative landing of sea cucumbers for each weekly fishery opening period is 2,500 pounds per valid designated sea cucumber harvest license.

Season Recommendations

District 2 West, Strait of Juan de Fuca, is now closed.

Harvest Quotas and Landings

The landings below include all reports received for the 2017-18 season and are unofficial.

Sea Cucumber
Harvest Area
2017-2018 State
Quota Share
2017-2018 State
Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 207,500 lbs. 59,089 lbs.
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2W 48,674 lbs. 48,351 lbs. (closed)
Admiralty Inlet - District 2E 38,172 lbs. 39,299 lbs. (closed)
Central Puget Sound - District 3 4,000 lbs. closed
Hood Canal - District 4 closed closed
South Puget Sound - District 5 6,000 lbs. 6,150 lbs. (closed)

 

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Washington State Commercial Sea Cucumber Harvest Districts

Closed areas pertain to the commercial sea cucumber fishery. In addition, see permanent WACs 220-302 and 220-303 for more information on Marine Preserves and Conservation Area closures. Legal descriptions of commercial sea cucumber harvest districts are found in WAC 220-340-730 Sea Cucumbers. Legal descriptions of commercial sea cucumber catch reporting areas can be found in WAC 220-301-040 Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas within Puget Sound.

Permanent WACs