The Catch Record Card is an important management tool for estimating the recreational catch of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, halibut and Puget Sound Dungeness crab.
The law requires that a catch record card must be in your possession when you are fishing for these species. After you catch a fish or crab, you are required to enter that catch on your catch record card before continuing to fish. All anglers are required to return their cards by the due date, even if you did not catch any of the fish or crab. (See WAC 220-56-175 and WAC 220-69-236.)