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Sea Cucumber Historical Harvest Information
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Commercial Sea Cucumber Harvest, Effort, and Value

Data prior to 1986/1987 season is confidential.

Seasona Guideline Harvest Level (lb) Total Landed (lb) Average Price Per lbb Estimated Exvessel Valueb Number of Divers Number of Landings Average lb per Diver Average Earnings per Diverb
1986/87 34,043 34,043 $0.21 $7,149 7 44 4,863 $1,021
1987/88 65,056 65,056 $0.21 $13,662 11 143 5,914 $1,242
1988/89 801,405 801,405 $0.21 $169,096 57 922 14,060 $2,967
1989/90 2,318,305 2,318,305 $0.42 $969,142 205 2,263 11,309 $4,728
1990/91 704,491c 804,184 $0.59 $472,386 143 890 5,624 $3,303
1991/92 839,160c 869,988 $0.80 $697,970 187 704 4,652 $3,732
1992/93 1,100,440 1,249,621 $0.79 $988,628 240 1,003 5,207 $4,119
1993/94 799,235 964,343 $1.03 $995,783 320 949 3,014 $3,112
1994/95 1,351,000 1,322,219 $1.79 $2,361,541 261 1,379 5,066 $9,048
1995/96 1,157,500 1,332,095 $1.39 $1,846,556 424 1,582 3,142 $4,355
1996/97 939,300 909,789 $1.29 $1,169,612 294 1,234 3,095 $3,978
1997/98 892,410 894,739 $1.63 $1,458,425 226 976 3,959 $6,453
1998/99 1,026,345 1,055,572 $1.55 $1,636,137 219 971 4,820 $7,471
1999/00 1,580,000 1,569,626 $1.95 $3,060,771 200 1,378 7,848 $15,304
2000/01 1,122,500 1,158,385 $2.23 $2,583,199 220 913 5,265 $11,742
2001/02 1,425,200 1,438,451 $1.75 $2,517,289 235 1,201 6,121 $10,712
2002/03 1,576,700 1,639,440 $1.26 $2,042,882 201 1,313 8,156 $10,164
2003/04 1,637,700 1,698,650 $1.42 $2,472,456 195 1,296 8,711 $12,679
2004/05 1,381,200 1,374,532 $2.12 $2,769,116 194 1,139 7,085 $14,274
2005/06 1,475,800 1,437,731 $2.00 $2,875,462 198 1,418 14,523 $14,523
2006/07 1,598,700 1,597,457 $1.97 $3,146,990 175 1,237 17,983 $17,983
2007/08d 1,384,300 1,449,301 $2.43 $3,774,428 181 1,290 7,923 $21,086
2008/09 1,122,100 1,102,637 $2.30 $2,536,065 176 1,072 6,301 $13,078
2009/10 1,574,700 1,610,826 $2.34 $3,769,333 169 1,240 9,532 $22,304
2010/11 1,262,800 1,274,541 $2.52 $3,211,843 180 1,109 7,081 $17,841
2011/12 999,000 1,023,834 $5.06 $5,180,600 189 1,043 5,417 $27,411
2012/13 1,476,000 1,512,895 $4.05 $6,127,225 199 1,369 7,602 $30,790
2013/14 1,472,600 1,556,983 $3.97 $6,181,223 198 1,396 7,864 $31,218
2014/15 1,084,800 1,073,554 $4.00 $4,294,216 171 1,022 6,278 $25,083
2015/16 1,439,900 1,525,387 $3.50 $5,338,855 175 1,278 8,716 $30,508
2016/17 1,243,200 $4.00 169

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