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Puget Sound Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery

Commercial crab catch (in pounds).
Updated December 12, 2017 from Crab Quick Report and Soft Fish Tickets for Regions 1, 2E, 2W, 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3.

Important Announcement:


The re-opening of the Puget Sound State Commercial Crab fishery occurred at 8am, Friday December 8th, 2017.


  • Region 1, Region 2 West and Region 3-2 are open with a pot limit of 35 pots per license.
  • Region 2 East is open for seven full days with a pot limit of 35 pots per license. 
  • Region 3-1, 3-3 East and 3-3 West remain OPEN with pot limits of 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 a FINAL estimate for the summer recreational landings, a proportional estimate for winter recreational landings and an adjustment for Estimated Unreported Catch (Updated 11/29/17).
  CURRENT
COMMERCIAL
TARGET
STATE COMMERCIAL    
REGION PRELIMINARY HARVEST
TO DATE
SHARE
REMANING
COMMERCIAL
STATUS
CURRENT # OF
POTS PER LICENSE
1 1,647,750 1,537,297 110,453 Region 1 is OPEN 35
2 East 501,452 381,914 119,538 Region 2 East is OPEN 35
2 West 169,140 101,859 67,281 Region 2 West is OPEN 35
3-1 95,000 25,740 69,260 Region 3-1 is OPEN 50
3-2 228,020 89,416 138,604 Region 3-2 is OPEN 35
3-3 59,090 4,296 54,794 Region 3-3 is OPEN 50
TOTALS 2,700,452 2,140,522 559,930    
 

Daily Landings Summary
MS Excel Format

Last updated
December 12, 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