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Red Sea Urchin Historical Harvest Information
Southeast Alaska & Yakutat Commercial Fisheries

Commercial Red Sea Urchin Harvest, Effort, and Value 1980 through 2014

Season Guideline Harvest Level (lb) Total Landed (lb) Average Price Per lba Estimated Exvessel Valueb Number of Divers Number of Landings Average lb per Diver Average Earnings per Divera
1980/81b Confidential
1981/82b Confidential
1982/83b Confidential
1983/84 23,303 $0.12 $2,796 4 9 5,826 $699
1984/85 188,023 $0.17 $31,906 16 84 11,751 $1,994
1985/86 58,303 $0.13 $7,288 8 32 7,288 $911
1986/87 890,092 $0.14 $125,335 26 459 34,234 $4,821
1987/88b Confidential
1988/89 223,883 $0.41 $91,106 11 128 20,353 $8,282
1989/90 23,617 $0.25 $5,833 9 33 2,624 $648
1990/91 174,233 $0.26 $45,823 6 91 29,039 $7,637
1991/92 428,220 $0.30 $128,894 37 256 11,574 $3,484
1992/93 143,485 $0.29 $41,467 17 108 8,440 $2,439
1993/94 0 0 0 0
1994/95c 3,000,000 2,088,395 $0.45 $944,329 1 1,391 2,088,395 $944,329
1995/96c 877,212 $0.52 $458,508 1 705 877,212 $458,508
1996/97 6,093,579 4,929,280 $0.38 $1,878,056 150 3,483 32,862 $12,520
1997/98 4,255,364 4,083,877 $0.34 $1,408,397 129 2,465 31,658 $10,918
1998/99 4,822,700 3,075,095 $0.40 $1,230,038 62 1,524 49,598 $19,839
1999/00 5,748,700 2,676,456 $0.38 $1,017,053 47 1,094 56,946 $21,639
2000/01 6,806,700 2,373,993 $0.36 $854,637 56 842 42,393 $15,261
2001/02 5,689,300 2,720,241 $0.34 $924,882 32 995 85,008 $28,903
2002/03 5,309,900 3,578,493 $0.32 $1,133,706 36 1,265 99,403 $31,492
2003/04 5,095,100 2,834,872 $0.33 $895,369 40 1,019 70,872 $22,384
2004/05 5,518,300 1,801,893 $0.32 $576,605 31 651 58,125 $18,600
2005/06 5,753,100 1,024,282 $0.31 $317,527 17 354 60,252 $18,678
2006/07 5,599,500 622,501 $0.33 $205,425 11 209 56,591 $18,675
2007/08 5,599,500 710,718 $0.36 $283,030 10 266 71,072 $23,303
2008/09 5,440,100 354,697 $0.34 $125,403 9 121 39,411 $13,934
2009/10 5,059,800 506,959 $0.29 $147,150 11 201 46,087 $13,377
2010/11 4,950,000 276,745 $0.34 $93,913 3 103 92,248 $31,304
2011/12 3,274,500 160,540 0.41 $65,821 3 58 53513 21940
2012/13 3,275,300 357,679 $0.37 $133,082 8 125 44,710 $16,635
2013/14b 3,275,300 Confidential 10 Confidential
2014/15 3,310,700  —   —   —   —   —   —   — 
  • a Based on CFEC (annual) data prior to the 1998/1999 season, then based on ADF&G seasonal fish ticket data.
  • b Confidential information, ≤ 3 permits participating.
  • c Department test fishery. GHL is the agreed test fishery maximum poundage taken during spring 1995–spring 1996, in exchange for research funds.