Commercial sea urchin fishery

No additional harvest of green sea urchin is anticipated because the post-spawn urchin condition is not suitable to bring to market. Harvest of green sea urchin and red sea urchin is now closed in all Sea Urchin Management Districts.

Harvest quotas and landings

Non-Treaty sea urchin quota shares and preliminary landings for the 2020-2021 season:

Green urchins

Sea Urchin Harvest Area 2020- 21 State Share (pounds) Preliminary  Landings (pounds)
District 1 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 135,250 (CLOSED)
District 2 (Admiralty Area) 40,000 4,25039,272 (CLOSED)
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 49,279 30,750 (CLOSED)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) CLOSED CLOSED
Districts 6 & 7 (South/Central Puget Sound Area) 25,000 7,550 (CLOSED)

Red urchins

Sea Urchin Harvest Area 2020-21 State Share (pounds) Preliminary Landings (pounds)
District 1 (San Juan Island Area) 151,000 149,824 (CLOSED)
District 2 (Admiralty Area) 13,000 13,742 (CLOSED)
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) 60,000 62,367 (CLOSED)
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 28,750 26,945 (CLOSED)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) CLOSED CLOSED

Regulations

R E P E A L E R

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:

WAC 220-340-75000D  Commercial sea urchin fisheries. (21-34)

Sea urchin harvest districts

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

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