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

The most current information can be obtained by calling the hotline

Sea Urchin
Information Hotline
1-866-207-8223


Olympia area
(360) 902-2829

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For more information
on commercial fishing,
please contact the
WDFW Fish Program.
360-902-2700

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questions, e-mail us at:
fishregs@dfw.wa.gov

For all other questions and comments, e-mail us at:
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Commercial Urchin Regulations

Last Updated: September 1, 2015

Sea Urchin Regulations

The 2014-15 sea urchin season is now closed. The 2015-16 season is scheduled to open September 14th.

Season Recommendations

Harvest Quotas and Landings

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

Sea Urchin
Harvest Area
2014-2015
State Share (pounds)
Preliminary
Landings (pounds)
Green Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 159,579 (closed)
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 50,000 23,628 (closed)
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 (closed)
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) 54,000 53,341 (closed)
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 35,000 36,258 (closed)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) Closed 0

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Washington State Commercial Sea Urchin Harvest Districts


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