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Commercial Cucumber Regulations

Last Updated: December 23, 2015

Sea Cucumber Regulations

The 2015-16 commercial non-Indian sea cucumber harvest season is now closed. The 2016-2017 season will open on August 1st, 2016.

Season Recommendations

In summer 2016, harvesters will be contacted for an advisory vote on specific 2016-17 harvest regulations.

Harvest Quotas and Landings

The landings below include all reports received for the 2015-16 season and are unofficial.

Sea Cucumber
Harvest Area
2015-2016 State
Quota Share
2015-2016 State
Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 266,000 lbs. 265,555 lbs. (closed)
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2W 61,000 60,559 lbs. (closed)
Admiralty Inlet - District 2E 40,339 39,147 lbs. (closed)
Central Puget Sound - District 3 Closed 0 lbs.
Hood Canal - District 4 Closed 0 lbs.
South Puget Sound - District 5 11,000 lbs. 8,254 lbs. (closed)

Washington State Commercial Sea Cucumber Harvest Districts

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