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Commercial Urchin Regulations

Last Updated: March 17, 2016

Sea Urchin Regulations

The 2015-16 commercial sea urchin fishery is now closed. The 2016-17 season will begin on or after September 1st.

Season Recommendations

Harvest Quotas and Landings

Non-Indian sea urchin quota shares and preliminary landings for the 2015-2016 season:

Sea Urchin
Harvest Area
State Share (pounds)
Landings (pounds)
Green Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 174,569 (closed)
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 50,000 49,519 (closed)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) Closed 0
Districts 6 & 7 (South/Central Puget Sound Area) 25,000 5,766 (closed)
Red Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 168,247 167,313 (closed)
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) 54,000 53,684 (closed)
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 33,742 33,811 (closed)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) Closed 0

Washington State Commercial Sea Urchin Harvest Districts

Permanent WAC's