Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
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Whale
Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
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Sea Cucumber

The Puget Sound sea cucumber fishery targets primarily one species of animals, (Parastichopus californicus), and is divided into roughly five management regions. Tulalip harvesters have access to most of the sea cucmber resources in Puget Sound and most of the landings are derived from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands. The fishery management is based on population counts, estimates of effort and to avoid the spawning and lower quality product periods of the animal’s life history. The fishery is conducted sub tidally and in about 60 feet of water accessed normally with surface supplied commercial dive gear.

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