Commercial sea urchin fishery

Last updated: March 21, 2019.

Sea urchin regulations

Notice: The 2018-19 non-treaty commercial sea urchin fishery has been closed.

Regulations:

R E P E A L E R The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed: WAC 220-340-75000N Commercial Sea Urchin fishery. (19-39)

Harvest quotas and landings

Non-Treaty sea urchin quota shares and preliminary landings for the 2018-2019 season:

Green urchins

Sea Urchin Harvest Area 2018-2019 State Share (pounds) Preliminary  Landings (pounds)
District 1 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 175,229 (CLOSED)
District 2 (Admiralty Area) 40,000 39,060 (CLOSED)
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 50,000 44,544 (CLOSED)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) CLOSED CLOSED
Districts 6 & 7 (South/Central Puget Sound Area) 25,000 0 (CLOSED)

Red urchins

Sea Urchin Harvest Area 2018-2019 State Share (pounds) Preliminary Landings (Pounds)
District 1 (San Juan Island Area) 166,609 167,696 (CLOSED)
District 2 (Admiralty Area) 13,000 12,843 (CLOSED)
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) 54,000 53,761 (CLOSED)
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 35,000 34,109 (CLOSED)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) CLOSED CLOSED
Sea urchin harvest districts
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Closed areas pertain to the commercial sea urchin 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 urchin harvest districts are found in WAC 220-340-750: Sea Urchins. Legal descriptions of commercial sea urchin catch reporting areas can be found in WAC 220-301-040: Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas within Puget Sound.

Permanent WACs