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Commercial Cucumber Regulations

Last Updated: November 14, 2018

Sea Cucumber Regulations

Special Notice:

The quota for each sea cucumber management District has been reached. This concludes the 2018-19 season for non-treaty commercial sea cucumber harvest.


R E P E A L E R The following section of the Washington Administrative code is repealed: WAC 220-340-73000K Commercial sea cucumber fishery. (18-297)

Harvest Quotas and Landings

The landings below include all reports received for the 2018-19 season and are unofficial.

Sea Cucumber
Harvest Area
2018-2019 State
Quota Share
2018-2019 State
Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 171,648 lbs. 171,360 (CLOSED)
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2W 57,680 lbs. 57,302 (CLOSED)
Admiralty Inlet - District 2E 32,000 lbs. 36,668 (CLOSED)
Central Puget Sound - District 3 4,000 lbs. CLOSED
Hood Canal - District 4 CLOSED CLOSED
South Puget Sound - District 5 14,850 14,798 (CLOSED)


Washington State Commercial Sea Cucumber Harvest Districts

Closed areas pertain to the commercial sea cucumber fishery. In addition, see permanent WACs 220-302 and 220-303 for more information on Marine Preserves and Conservation Area closures. Legal descriptions of commercial sea cucumber harvest districts are found in WAC 220-340-730 Sea Cucumbers. Legal descriptions of commercial sea cucumber catch reporting areas can be found in WAC 220-301-040 Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas within Puget Sound.

Permanent WACs