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Commercial Cucumber Regulations

Last Updated: May 1, 2014

Sea Cucumber Regulations

All commercial non-tribal sea cucumber harvest is closed due to the end of the 2013-14 season.

Season Recommendations

The 2014-15 season is currently scheduled to begin on August 1st.

Harvest Quotas and Landings

The landings below include all reports through Thursday, April 30th and are unofficial.

Sea Cucumber
Harvest Area
2013-2014 State
Quota Share
2013-2014 State
Fishery Landings
San Juan Island - District 1 336,936 lbs. 335,752 lbs. (closed)
Strait of Juan de Fuca - District 2 78,000 lbs. 77,647 lbs. (closed)
Central Puget Sound - District 3 18,655 lbs. 20,029 lbs. (closed)
Hood Canal - District 4 Closed 0 lbs.
South Puget Sound - District 5 34,000 lbs. 17,901 lbs. (closed)

Washington State Commercial Sea Cucumber Harvest Districts

1These 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