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Commercial Urchin Regulations

Last Updated: May 16, 2014

Sea Urchin Regulations

All commercial non-Indian sea urchin fishing is closed due to the end of the 2013-14 harvest season. The 2014-15 season is scheduled to begin after September 1st.

Season Recommendations

Harvest Quotas and Landings

Non-Indian sea urchin quota shares and preliminary landings for the 2013-2014 season as of May 15th, 2014:

Sea Urchin
Harvest Area
State Share (pounds)
Landings (pounds)
Green Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 175,000 174,797 (closed)
District 3 & 4 (Strait Area, excluding Neah Bay) 50,000 49,655 (closed)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) Closed 0
Districts 6 & 7 (South/Central Puget Sound Area) 25,000 0 (closed)
Red Urchins
Districts 1 & 2 (San Juan Island Area) 174,450 173,121 (closed)
District 3 (Port Angeles Area) Closed 0
District 4 (Sekiu Area) 48,750 48,155 (closed)
District 5 (Neah Bay Area) Closed 0

Washington State Commercial Sea Urchin Harvest Districts

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