WA State Commercial Sea Cucumber Fishery

Sea cucumber harvest will open on Monday August 5th, 2024. The weekly limit will be 1,500 pounds/license, and the early season limit will be approximately 9,000 pounds/license. Quotas are likely to be the same as the 2023-24 season, see below.

Harvest quotas and landings

Sea Cucumber Harvest Area2023-24 State Quota Share2023-24 State  Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1112,990 lbs110,500 (CLOSED)
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2-163,956 lbs62,710 (CLOSED)
Admiralty Inlet - District 2-242,593 lbs42,005 (CLOSED)
Central Puget Sound - District 3CLOSEDCLOSED
Hood Canal - District 4CLOSEDCLOSED
South Puget Sound - District 5 areas 28A-D8,775 lbs8,613 (CLOSED)
South Puget Sound - District 5 area 26D5,432 lbs4,904 (CLOSED)


Sea cucumber harvest is currently closed.

Sea cucumber harvest districts and reporting areas
Photo by WDFW

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