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Sea Cucumber Historical Harvest Information
Southeast Alaska & Yakutat Commercial Fisheries

Commercial Sea Cucumber Harvest, Effort, and Value, 1986 through 2014

Seasona Guideline Harvest Level (lb) Total Harvest (lb) Average Price / lbb Estimated Exvessel Valueb Number of Divers Number of Landings Average lb / Diver Average Earnings / Diverb
Data prior to 1986/1987 season is confidential.
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
  • a Season = October 1 thru September 30. Experimental fishing program prior to 1990/1991 season.
  • b Based on CFEC (annual) data prior to the 1998/1999 season, then based on ADF&G fish ticket data.
  • c Quota originally calculated in numbers of sea cucumbers.
  • d Does not include data for the Yakutat sea cucumber fishery.