Commercial sea urchin fishery

All Sea Urchin Districts have been closed for the 2019-20 season.

Harvest quotas and landings

Non-Treaty sea urchin quota shares and preliminary landings for the 2019-2020 season:

Green urchins

Sea Urchin Harvest Area 2019-2020 State Share (pounds) Preliminary  Landings (pounds)
District 1 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 116,573 (CLOSED)
District 2 (Admiralty Area) 40,000 4,25038,049 (CLOSED)
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 50,000 50,721 (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 2019-2020 State Share (pounds) Preliminary Landings (pounds)
District 1 (San Juan Island Area) 173,912 176,100 (CLOSED)
District 2 (Admiralty Area) 13,000 12,860 (CLOSED)
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) 60,000 (CLOSED)58,585 (CLOSED)
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 28,750 27,500 (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   The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective            March 2, 2020:

   WAC 220-340-75000W  Commercial Sea Urchin Fishery.  (20-22)

 

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