WA State Commercial Sea Cucumber Fishery

 For District 2-1, the quota has been reached and it is now closed. This concludes the 2022-23 WDFW state commercial fishery season. Updated regulations below.

Harvesters have requested a meeting to discuss the 2023-24 harvest season and their proposed modification to emergency regulations. Standby for an invite to a meeting in February or March.


Harvest quotas and landings


Sea Cucumber Harvest Area 2022-23 State Quota Share 2022-23 State  Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 112,990 lbs 112,500 (CLOSED)
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2-1 62,507 lbs 60,457 (CLOSED)
Admiralty Inlet - District 2-2 42,593 lbs 42,295 (CLOSED)
Central Puget Sound - District 3 CLOSED CLOSED
Hood Canal - District 4 CLOSED CLOSED
South Puget Sound - District 5 areas 28A-D 8,775 lbs 8,671 (CLOSED)
South Puget Sound - District 5 area 26D 5,432 lbs 5,108 (CLOSED)




   The following section of Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective January 30, 2023:


   WAC 220-340-73000H  Commercial sea cucumber fishery  (23-08)


Sea cucumber harvest districts and reporting areas

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

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