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Commercial Cucumber Regulations

Last Updated: December 30, 2016

Sea Cucumber Regulations

The 2016-2017 commercial sea cucumber season is now closed. Harvest is prohibited in all districts.

Season Recommendations

The 2017-2018 season will begin on or after August 1st, 2017. There will be a harvester meeting scheduled in early summer to discuss fishery status and vote on regulation recommendations.

Harvest Quotas and Landings

The landings below include all reports received for the 2016-17 season and are unofficial.

Sea Cucumber
Harvest Area
2016-2017 State
Quota Share
2016-2017 State
Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 237,000 lbs. 235,987 lbs. (closed)
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2W 61,000 lbs. 62,355 lbs. (closed)
Admiralty Inlet - District 2E 45,000 lbs. 43,274 lbs. (closed)
Central Puget Sound - District 3 4,000 lbs. 2,584 lbs. (closed)
Hood Canal - District 4 Closed 0 lbs.
South Puget Sound - District 5 6,000 lbs. 5,819 lbs. (closed)

Washington State Commercial Sea Cucumber Harvest Districts

Closed areas pertain to the commercial sea cucumber fishery. In addition, see permanent WACs 220-20 and 220-16 for more information on Marine Protected Areas, Marine Preserve Areas and Conservation Area closures. Legal descriptions of commercial sea cucumber harvest districts are found in WAC 220-52-071 Sea Cucumbers. Legal descriptions of commercial sea cucumber catch reporting areas can be found in WAC 220-22-400 Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas within Puget Sound

Permanent WAC's