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Puget Sound Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery

Commercial crab catch (in pounds).
Updated October 17, 2017 from Crab Quick Report and Soft Fish Tickets for Regions 1, 2E, 2W, 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3.

The Puget Sound State Commercial Crab Fishery opened in all Regions (Region 1, 2 East, 2 West, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3 East and 3-3 West) on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.


The pot limits in all Regions started at 50 pots per license.


All remaining pot tags per license must be on board the vessel and immediately available for inspection.


BUYERS:

You must report all crab purchased by NO LATER THAN 10 AM the day following the purchase.  Reports must be emailed or faxed.  The contact information is as follows:
  • crabreport@dfw.wa.gov (email)
  • 425 338-1066 (fax)
If you have any additional questions, please call:
  • Don Rothaus at 425 775-1311 ext. 126
  • Don Velasquez at 425 775-1311 ext. 112.
The State Commercial Targets outlined in the Summary Table and the downloadable Daily Landings Summary are preliminary.  These numbers will change as additional information becomes available.  The target includes an intermediate estimate for the summer recreational landings, a proportional estimate for winter recreational landings and an adjustment for Estimated Unreported Catch (Updated 10/10/17).
  CURRENT
COMMERCIAL
TARGET
STATE COMMERCIAL    
REGION PROJECTED HARVEST
TO DATE
SHARE
REMANING
COMMERCIAL
STATUS
CURRENT # OF
POTS PER LICENSE
1 1,641,582 1,052,644 588,938 Region 1 is OPEN 50
2 East 515,530 190,795 324,735 Region 2 East is OPEN 50
2 West 176,796 62,898 113,898 Region 2 West is OPEN 50
3-1 95,000 453 94,547 Region 3-1 is OPEN 50
3-2 250,809 36,878 213,931 Region 3-2 is OPEN 50
3-3 57,907 0 57,907 Region 3-3 is OPEN 50
TOTALS 2,737,624 1,343,668 1,393,956    
 

Daily Landings Summary
MS Excel Format

Last updated
October 17, 2017

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