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 Urchin

The Puget Sound sea urchin fishery targets two species of sea urchin, Green Sea Urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) and Red Sea Urchins (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus). These fisheries are mostly commercial in nature and conducted with dive gear and located within the San Juan Islands as well as the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The season for the fishery starts in late summer or early fall and continues into February. The urchins are harvested for their roe (eggs) that make up about 8% of the animal’s live weight.

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