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Puget Sound Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery

Commercial crab catch (in pounds).
Updated December 2, 2016 from Crab Quick Report and Soft Fish Tickets for Regions 1, 2E, 2W, 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3.

UPDATE:  WDFW is currently planning on opening ALL commercial crab regions on December 15th, 2016. This includes Region 1, 2 East, 2 West, 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3. This decision has NOT been finalized yet.  Please stand-by for additional details.

NOTICE: An emergency regulation CLOSED the Puget Sound State Commercial crab fishery in Region 1, Region 3-1, and Region 3-3 at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 28, 2016. 

NOTICE: An emergency regulation CLOSED the Puget Sound State Commercial crab fishery in Region 2 East, Region 2 West and Region 3-2 at 6pm on Friday, October 7, 2016. 

Timeline of the the Puget Sound State Commercial Crab Fishery: 

Opened at 8am, Saturday, October 1st, 2016 with Pot Limits of 40 pots per license per buoy tag number in Region 2 East, Region 2 West and Region 3-2 and 50 pots per license per buoy tag number in Region 1, Region 3-1 and Region 3-3

State and Treaty Managers agreed to a 100,000 pound allocation increase in Region 2 West on October 3rd, 2016.

Region 2 East, Region 2 West and Region 3-2 closed at 6pm on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Any Questions? Please call Don Rothaus at (425) 775-1311 ext. 126 or send an email to don.rothaus@dfw.wa.gov

Preliminary Commercial Targets outlined in the table below are conservative early estimates.  These targets are based on the ceiling range of the early Recreational Summer Landings estimate.  Additionally, Recreational Landings projections for the Winter fishery have been set aside.  The Commercial Allocation will change as numbers for these two fisheries are finalized.

  PRELIMINARY
COMMERCIAL
TARGET
STATE COMMERCIAL    
REGION PROJECTED HARVEST
TO DATE
SHARE
REMANING
COMMERCIAL
STATUS
CURRENT # OF
POTS PER LICENSE
1 1,580,000 1,318,417 261,583 Region 1 is CLOSED 0
2 East 200,000 190,699 9,301 Region 2 East is CLOSED 0
2 West 175,000 124,692 50,303 Region 2 West is CLOSED 0
3-1 90,000 81,243 8,757 Region 3-1 is CLOSED 0
3-2 195,000 180,573 14,427 Region 3-2 is CLOSED 0
3-3 52,000 17,686 34,414 Region 3-3 is CLOSED 0
TOTALS 2,292,000 1,913,310 378,690    
 

Daily Landings Summary
MS Excel Format

Last updated
November 4, 2016

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