Commercial sea urchin fishery

All other Sea Urchin Districts have been closed to conclude the 2021-22 sea urchin harvest season. Updated regulations below.

Harvesters, please remember send me all your 2021-22 logbook sheets as soon as possible.

 

Harvest quotas and landings

WDFW-managed state sea urchin quota shares and preliminary landings for the 2021-2022 season:

Green urchins

Sea Urchin Harvest Area 2021- 22 State Share (pounds) Preliminary  Landings (pounds)
District 1 (San Juan Island Area) 150,000 111,932 (CLOSED)
District 2 (Admiralty Area) 40,000 39,084 (CLOSED)
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 49,279 46,750 (CLOSED)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) CLOSED CLOSED
Districts 6 & 7 (South/Central Puget Sound Area) 25,000 11,975 (CLOSED)

Red urchins

Sea Urchin Harvest Area 2021-22 State Share (pounds) Preliminary Landings (pounds)
District 1 (San Juan Island Area) 100,000 101,638 (CLOSED)
District 2 (Admiralty Area) 12,258 11,952 (CLOSED)
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) 57,633 61,238 (CLOSED)
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 28,750 32,563 (CLOSED)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) CLOSED CLOSED

Regulations

 

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective March 14, 2022:

 

   WAC 220-340-75000K   Commercial sea urchin fishery.  (22-32)

 

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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