WA State Commercial Sea Cucumber Fishery

Sea cucumber harvest is now closed as of Sunday November 5th. Updated regulations below.

There will be a scheduled mop-up period for the remaining quota during January 22 to February 4, 2024. 

Harvest quotas and landings


Sea Cucumber Harvest Area 2023-24 State Quota Share 2023-24 State  Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 112,990 lbs 85,368 (CLOSED)
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2-1 63,956 lbs 62,710 (CLOSED)
Admiralty Inlet - District 2-2 42,593 lbs 36,662 (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 8,613 (CLOSED)
South Puget Sound - District 5 area 26D 5,432 lbs 4,904 (CLOSED)




The following section of the Washington Administration code is repealed November 6, 2023:


WAC 220-340-73000L  Commercial Sea Cucumber fishery.  (23-197)


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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