Reporting Lost/Missing Shellfish Gear
* Denotes a required field
Your contact information
* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Phone:   
xxx-xxx-xxxx
* E-mail Address:
* WILD ID Number:

* Location of Lost Gear

Please Note
If you have missing gear in multiple locations,
please fill out a separate report for each location.

GPS Map Instructions: Move the map with your mouse and click on the location you set your pot(s). A red cross will appear on the map wherever you click indicating the location of you selected. You may zoom in to provide a more exact location.

* Zoom to location and click on map to fill in Observation Latitude and Longitude


* These coordinates are based on: Very accurate site GPS reading   Very accurate map reading
  General area GPS reading   General area map reading

Lost Gear Description

  * Quantity of Lost Gear:   
  * Have you attempted to retrieve your gear?     Yes    No
  * Date pot(s) set in water:   / / (mm/dd/yyyy)
  * Date pot(s) discovered missing:   / / (mm/dd/yyyy)
 
* Pot 1
Was this a crab or shrimp pot?    Crab   Shrimp
Was this pot properly marked?    Yes    No
First and last name on pot
Click here for examples of various pot types Type of gear   See photo gallery
Unique markings/Comments
 
CAVEAT and FALSE REPORTING PENALTY CLAUSE:  Reporting your gear lost or stolen does not a guarantee any gear recovered will be returned to you. Additionally, this reporting process does not relieve you of your responsibility to make a diligent effort to retrieve your gear and to abide by the rules for gear construction, marking, and use during lawful seasons.  It is crime to under RCW 77.15.270, to provide false information:  (1) A person is guilty of providing false information regarding fish, shellfish, or wildlife if the person knowingly provides false or misleading information required by any statute or rule to be provided to the department regarding the taking, delivery, possession, transportation, sale, transfer, or any other use of fish, shellfish or wildlife. (2) Providing false information regarding fish, shellfish, or wildlife is a gross misdemeanor.