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Puget Sound Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery

Commercial crab catch (in pounds).
Updated March 23, 2017 from Crab Quick Report and Soft Fish Tickets for Regions 1, 2E, 2W, 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3.

NOTICE: A regulation has been FINALIZED that will EXTEND the opening in Region 3-2 until 8 PM on Sunday, March 26, 2017.  The pot limit will remain at 30 pots per license. 


As a reminder, you must have the appropriate number of buoy tags on board your vessel at all times.  As an example, if you are a three permit fisher and you are using all three permits in Region 3-2 during this upcoming fishery, then you must have 210 buoy tags on board your vessel and available for immediate inspection by enforcement.  You MAY NOT leave your gear fishing in Region 1 or 3-1 if you intend to fish ALL of your permits in Region 3-2 during this opener.

 

NOTICE: A regulation was FINALIZED increasing the pot limits in Region 1 from 50 pots per license to 75 pots per license starting at 8:00 AM on Friday, March 10th, 2017. 


NOTICE: Region 2 East CLOSED at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017


Region 1 and Region 3-1 will remain open with a pot limit of 50 pots per license

Region 3-3 will remain open with a pot limit of 75 pots per license

**All remaining buoy tags for each license MUST be onboard the vessel and available for inspection.

Timeline of the the 2016-17 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.

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.

An emergency regulation reopened all commercial crab regions at 8:00 AM, December 15th, 2016. This includes Region 1, 2 East, 2 West, 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3. Pot limits in Region 1, 2 East, 3-1 and 3-3 are 50 pots per license. Pot limits in Region 2 West and 3-2 are 30 pots per license

Region 2 West and Region 3-2 closed at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016.

Effective 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016, until further notice, the Everett Flats portion of Region 2 East will be CLOSED.  This area is defined as follows:

That portion of catch area 26A east of a line from Howarth Park due north to the south end of Gedney Island, and that portion of 24B east of a line from the north end of Gedney Island to Camano Head and south of a line drawn from Camano Head to Hermosa Point

Effective 8:00 a.m., Sunday, January 1, 2017, until further notice, pot limits in Region 3-3 will increase to 75 pots per license.    The remaining 25 pots per license must be onboard the vessel and available for inspection.  Region 3-3 includes MFSF Catch Areas 23C and 29.

An emergency regulation was finalized that increased the pot limits in Region 2 East to 75 pots per license at 8:00 AM, January 20, 2017.  The remaining 25 buoy tags per license must be onboard the vessel and available for inspection.  Region 2 East includes MFSF Catch Areas 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D and 26A East.

Region 2 East CLOSED at 5:30 PM, February 15, 2017

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

Current Commercial Targets outlined in the table below represent the current estimates for State commercial allocations in each of the Regions.  These targets are based on the FINAL Recreational Summer Landings estimate (with EUC).  Additionally, FINAL 2017 Recreational Landings estimates for the Winter fishery have been included (with EUC).  A 1% commercial EUC has also been included in the Commercial Target.  This target may change slightly if additional allocation is negotiated.

  CURRENT
COMMERCIAL
TARGET
STATE COMMERCIAL    
REGION FINAL HARVEST
TO DATE
SHARE
REMANING
COMMERCIAL
STATUS
CURRENT # OF
POTS PER LICENSE
1 1,788,691 1,714,890 73,801 Region 1 is OPEN 75
2 East 414,916 353,752 61,164 Region 2 East is CLOSED 0
2 West 193,979 202,645 -8,666 Region 2 West is CLOSED 0
3-1 110,880 106,167 4,713 Region 3-1 is OPEN 50
3-2 396,733 362,348 34,385 Region 3-2 is OPEN 30
3-3 63,036 52,156 10,880 Region 3-3 is OPEN 75
TOTALS 2,968,235 2,791,958 176,277    
 

Daily Landings Summary
MS Excel Format

Last updated
March 23, 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