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Puget Sound Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery

Commercial crab catch (in pounds).
UpdatedMay 7, 2015from Crab Quick Report and Soft Fish Tickets for Regions 1, 2E, 2W, 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3.

The data in the table below for State Summer and Winter Recreational harvest has been finalized.

The data in the table below for State Commercial Crab landings is updated on a regular basis. Daily landings by Region are available by opening the Excel Spreadsheet link found below the table.

Timeline of the 2014-2015 Puget Sound Commercial Crab Fishery:

Region 3-3 Closed at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This wraps up the 2014-15 Puget Sound State commercial Dungeness crab season.

Region 3-1 Closed at 7:00 pm on Thuesday, March 31, 2015. Region 3-3 remains open and has a 100 pot per license limit.

Region 1 Closed at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 remain open. Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

Region 2 West Closed at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015.  Region 1, Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 remain open.  Region 1 has a 30 pot per license limit. Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

Region 3-2 Closed at 6:30 pm on Sunday, March 8th, 2015. Region 1, Region 2 West, Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 remain open.  Region 1 and Region 2 West have a 30 pot per license limit. Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

Region 2 West Opens at 8:00 am on Sunday, March 8th, 2015. Region 1, Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 remain open.  Region 1 and Region 2 West have a 30 pot per license limit. Region 3-2 has a 50 pot per license limit. Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

By-Catch of Tanner crab (Chionoecetes spp.) is allowed starting at 8:00 am on Thursday, February 5th, 2015.  By-catch of Tanner crab is only allowed in Region 1 and Region 3-1. Fishers are limited to the number of pots currently specified for the Region they are fishing.

Region 2 East Closed at 5:00 pm, Sunday, December 28th, 2014. Region 1, Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 remain open.  Region 1 has a 30 pot per license limit. Region 3-2 has a 50 pot per license Limit. Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

Region 2 West Closed at 5:00 pm, Sunday, December 19th, 2014. Region 1, Region 2 East, Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 remain open.  Region 1 and Region 2 East have a 30 pot per license limit. Region 3-2 has a 50 pot per license Limit. Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

All Regions will Re-Open at 8:00 am on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014. Region 1, Region 2 East and Region 2 West have a 30 pot per license limit. Region 3-2 has a 50 pot per license Limit. Region 3-1 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 Closed at 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 16th, 2014.  All Puget Sound Commercial Crab Regions are now closed.

Region 1 Closed at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 all remain open.  Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

Region 2 East and Region 2 West Closed at 6:00 pm, Thursday, October 16th, 2014.  Region 1, Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 all remain open. Region 1 has a 50 pot per license limit. Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

All Puget Sound State Commercial Crab Areas will Open at 8:00 am on Wednesday, October, 1st, 2014. Region 1, Region 2 East and Region 2 West have a 50 pot per license limit. Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 have a 100 pot per license limit.

  STATE RECREATIONAL HARVEST STATE COMMERCIAL    
REGION SUMMER
FINAL
WINTER
FINAL
HARVEST
TO DATE
SHARE
REMANING
COMMERCIAL
STATUS
CURRENT # OF
POTS PER LICENSE
1 570,318 106,720 1,822,800 -29,838 Region 1 is CLOSED 0
2 East 797,583 66,050 541,493 -5,126 Region 2 East is CLOSED 0
2 West 137,824 34,680 150,870 -15,886 Region 2 West is CLOSED 0
3-1 0 0 60,439 29,561 Region 3-1 is CLOSED 0
3-2 95,808 26,936 207,001 -4,745 Region 3-2 is CLOSED 0
3-3 4,119 488 14,597 20,796 Region 3-3 is CLOSED 0
TOTALS 1,608,070 234,874 2,797,200 -7,656    
 

Daily Landings Summary
MS Excel Format

Last updated
May 7, 2015

These landings are preliminary and subject to revision as fish receiving tickets are received.

Region 1: MFSF 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, 22B

Region 2E: MFSF 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 26AE

Region 2W: (25C not included), MFSF 25B, 25D, 26AW

Region 3-1: West Beach area, MFSF 23A and 23B

Region 3-2: MFSF 25A, 25E, 23D

Region 3-3: MFSF 23C & 29