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

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Olympia area
(360) 902-2829

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Commercial Urchin Regulations

Last Updated: January 23, 2017

Sea Urchin Regulations

The 2016-17 commercial sea urchin fishery is now closed. The 2017-18 quotas will become available on September 1st.

Season Recommendations

We will have a harvester meeting in summer 2017 to discuss upcoming season regulation recommendations.

Harvest Quotas and Landings

Non-Indian sea urchin quota shares and preliminary landings for the 2016-2017 season:

Sea Urchin
Harvest Area
State Share (pounds)
Landings (pounds)
Green Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 170,619 (closed)
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 50,000 49,595 (closed)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) closed closed
Districts 6 & 7 (South/Central Puget Sound Area) 25,000 23,798 (closed)
Red Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 170,904 (closed)
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) 54,000 52,068 (closed)
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 34,931 34,416 (closed)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) closed closed

Washington State Commercial Sea Urchin Harvest Districts

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