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Puget Sound Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery

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

Important Announcement: Starting at 8:00 am, Sunday, March 8, 2015, Region 2 West will re-open.  There will be a 30 pot per license pot limit. This will be a short 5 or 6 day fishery and will likely close at 6:30 pm on Friday March 13, 2015. Final information will be posted in the near future.

Important Announcement: Starting at 6:30 pm, Sunday, March 8, 2015, Region 3-2 will CLOSE. All gear must be off the water by 6:30 pm.

Notice:  Starting at 8:00 am, Thursday, February 5, 2015, Fishers will be allowed to retain Tanner crab in Region 1 and Region 3-1. Only male Tanner crab 4.5 inches or greater across the carapace may be retained. All fishers must make arrangements with a buyer prior to retaining any Tanner Crab. All Tanner crab must be documented on a Fish Receiving Ticket. Only crab gear that meets the requirements for Dungeness crab pots may be used. This is a "By-Catch" fishery and fishers may only use the number of pots currently allowed in the Dungeness crab area fished (Region 1 = 30 pots per license, Region 3-1 = 100 pots per license).  No additional gear is allowed. All Tanner crab must be Quick Reported as a seperate item in the daily Quick Report

Notice:  Region 1, Region 3-1, Region 3-2 and Region 3-3 remain open

The 2014-15 Commercial crab season opening and closing history is shown below:

Region 2 East CLOSED on Sunday, December 28th, 2014, at 5 PM

Region 2 West CLOSED on Friday, December 19th, 2014, at 5 PM

The Everett Flats portion of Region 2 East CLOSED on Sunday, December 28th, 2014, at 5 PM

Regions 1, 2 East, 2 West, 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3  re-opened on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 8:00 am.

Pot limits are outlined in the Emergency Regulation and below in the Daily Landings Summary table

Region 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3 CLOSED on Sunday November 16th, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

Region 1 CLOSED on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. 

Region 2 East and Region 2 West CLOSED on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

The 2014-15 Puget Sound Commercial Crab Fishery opened at 8:00 am, Wednesday, October 1st, 2014.  Please check this web page frequently for updates.

Additional Information: 

NOTICE: The 2014 Summer Recreational Harvest data in the table below is FINAL.  The Winter Recreational Harvest data in the table below is FINAL.

NOTICE: The 2014 Puget Sound Commercial Crab Information Packet for Fishers and Buyers has been updated and can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link on the sidebar.

NOTICE: The Puget Sound Commercial Crab Hotline number is being phased out this season. 

 

  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 1,730,822 62,140 Region 1 is OPEN 30
2 East 797,583 66,050 541,493 -5,126 Region 2 East is CLOSED 0
2 West 137,824 34,680 113,966 -16,470 Region 2 West is CLOSED 0
3-1 0 0 47,488 42,512 Region 3-1 is OPEN 100
3-2 98,226 26,936 193,357 6,481 Region 3-2 is OPEN 50
3-3 4,119 488 12,101 23,292 Region 3-3 is OPEN 100
TOTALS 1,608,070 234,874 2,639,227 112,829    
 

Daily Landings Summary
MS Excel Format

Last updated
March 2, 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