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)|
R E P E A L E R
The following section of Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective January 30, 2023:
WAC 220-340-73000H Commercial sea cucumber fishery (23-08)
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.
- 220-340-030: Shellfish Harvest Logs
- 220-340-730: Permanent Sea Cucumber Fishing Regulations
- 220-305: Fish Rules of General Application
- 220-320: Shellfish - Definitions, Classifications and General Rules
- 220-353: General Commercial Fishery Rules
- 220-340-040: Sale of Commercially Caught Shellfish
- 220-352: Fish Receiving Tickets, Sales, Commercial Duties, and Recordkeeping
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