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Geoduck Historical Harvest Information
Southeast Alaska & Yakutat Commercial Fisheries

Commercial Geoduck Harvests, Effort, Value and Season Length, 1985 through 2014.

Seasona Guideline Harvest Level (lb) Total Pounds Landed Average Price per Poundb Estimated Exvessel Valueb Number of Divers Number of Landings Total Days Open Average Pounds per Diver Average Earnings per Diverb
1985–86 c 143,868 $0.21 $30,212 8 40 240 17,984 $3,777
1986–87 c 28,191 $0.25 $7,048 3 9 240 9,397 $2,349
1987–88 125,000 185,674 $0.30 $55,702 6 156 240 30,946 $9,284
1988–89 189,232 143,188 $0.49 $70,162 9 127 240 15,910 $7,796
1989–90 199,000 207,083 $0.51 $105,612 18 165 240 11,505 $5,867
1990–91 196,000 189,585 $0.51 $96,688 15 130 176 12,639 $6,446
1991–92 219,000 193,074 $0.66 $127,429 20 131 33 9,654 $6,371
1992–93 196,000 189,379 $1.11 $210,211 22 109 19 8,608 $9,555
1993–94 219,000 209,322 $1.50 $313,983 40 115 11 5,233 $7,850
1994–95e 195,000 197,246 $1.85 $364,905 64 190 14 3,082 $5,702
1995–96e 209,000 229,681 $2.02 $463,956 109 401 10 2,107 $4,256
1996–97e 196,000 203,017 $2.57 $521,754 97 359 6 2,093 $5,379
1997–98e 196,000 180,443 $3.89 $701,923 110 312 3 1,640 $6,381
1998–99 112,500 111,311 $2.13 $237,092 98 206 66 1,136 $2,419
1999–00 250,400 202,260 $1.60 $323,616 61 240 50 3,316 $5,305
2000–01 391,100 438,334 $1.06 $464,634 74 543 148 5,923 $6,279
2001–02 285,322 283,405 $0.72 $204,052 37 324 78 7,660 $5,515
2002–03 382,100 392,406 $1.69 $663,166 50 537 35 7,848 $13,263
2003–04 341,000 377,584 $2.87 $1,083,666 49 482 25 7,706 $22,116
2004–05d 477,000 535,516 $3.93 $2,104,578 60 710 24 8,925 $35,076
2005–06d 403,800 436,040 $2.04 $889,522 64 545 51 6,813 $13,899
2006-07d 687,100 726,866 $3.88 $2,820,240 66 812 42 11,013 $42,731
2007-08d 590,800 611,164 $3.12 $1,906,832 59 675 42 10,359 $32,319
2008-09d 868,700 906,685 $3.66 $3,318,467 56 920 39 16,191 $59,258
2009-10d 630,900 658,714 $6.74 $4,439,732 60 694 28 10,979 $73,996
2010-11d 824,800 845,582 $6.61 $5,589,297 69 953 25 12,255 $81,004
2011-12d 557,300 556,210 $10.31 $5,734,525 69 776 25 8,061 $83,109
2012-13d 763,200 800,783 $6.88 $5,509,387 68 974 30 11,776 $81,020
2013-14d 601,400 514,037 $7.92 $4,071,173 69 763 34 7,450 $59,003
  • a Season = October 1 thru September 30.
  • b Average price data is based entirely on ADF&G fish ticket data.  Note: 1985-2000 prices were reported for 90% of total pounds landed, however from 2001-2009 and for the 2010-14 season prices were reported for only 25-35% of total pounds landed and for the 2009-10 season, prices were reported for 50% of the total pounds harvested
  • c Five-year, 300,000 pound GHL in three areas.
  • d Mariculture site fisheries are not included.
  • e 1994-1998 contain test fishing in addition to traditional fishing.