Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Project Center

Puerto Rico


The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) required information on the status of sea cucumber fishing in Puerto Rico. The team researched this subject and supplied the DNER with updated material regarding the status of sea cucumber fishing and regulations throughout the Caribbean region. We determined that commercial sea cucumber fishing has ceased in Puerto Rico through the use of interviews with DNER employees and administering questionnaires to sea cucumber fishermen. We recommend the DNER continue the investigation and consider implementing regulations on sea cucumber harvesting in order to prevent from exploitation in the future which could cause significant damage to the oceanic environment.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department