WA State Commercial Sea Cucumber Fishery

Updated landings below, as of September 23.

 

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 90,000
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2-1 62,507 lbs 60,147 (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)

Regulations

WAC 220-340-73000G  Commercial sea cucumber fishery

   Effective September 19, 2022, until further notice, or until this rule expires on January 14, 2022, pursuant to RCW 34.05.350, the following provisions of WAC 220-340-730 regarding Puget Sound commercial sea cucumber harvest and sales shall be described below. All other provisions of WAC 220-340-730 not addressed herein, and unless otherwise amended, remain in effect:

 

(1) Sea cucumber harvest using shellfish diver gear is allowed in Sea Cucumber District 1, Monday through Sunday of each week.

 

(2) The maximum cumulative landing of sea cucumbers for each weekly fishery opening period is 1,800 pounds per valid designated sea cucumber harvest license.

 

 

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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