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Commercial Urchin Regulations

Last Updated: March 25, 2015

Sea Urchin Regulations

The fishery for both red and green sea urchins has closed for the 2014-15 season. The 2015-16 season quotas begin September 1st.

Season Recommendations

Harvest Quotas and Landings

Non-Indian sea urchin quota shares and preliminary landings for the 2014-2015 season:

Sea Urchin
Harvest Area
State Share (pounds)
Landings (pounds)
Green Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 134,523
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 50,000 23,628
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) Closed 0
Districts 6 & 7 (South/Central Puget Sound Area) Closed 0
Red Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 174,450 180,653
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) 54,000 53,341
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 35,000 36,258
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) Closed 0

Washington State Commercial Sea Urchin Harvest Districts

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