RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
Closeup photo of a Dungeness crab WDFW announces full slate of Puget Sound crab seasons
WDFW announced recreational crab-fishing seasons for areas of Puget Sound opening in July and August, adding to the list of waters previously set to open in June.See full story >>

RECREATIONAL SHRIMP FISHING
Recreational Shrimp Fishing Recreational shrimp fishery opens May 14 in Puget Sound
This year’s Puget Sound shrimp fishing seasons are generally similar to those in 2015 although quotas will be lower in some areas, said Mark O’Toole, a shellfish biologist for WDFW. Learn more >>
Daily limit increase in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West; non-spot shrimp fishing reopening in several areas of Puget Sound

RECREATIONAL SQUID FISHING
Photo of squid swimming underwater. Looking for a healthy choice? Squid, or calamari, is lower in fat and calories than many other protein sources and is beautifully versatile. It can be used for appetizers, soups, salads or main dishes. The best times to catch squid running is from late summer though winter.
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LOST OR STOLEN SHELLFISHING GEAR
Picture of different types of shellfish pots

Has your crab or shrimp pot gone missing? You can report lost gear online. Learn more >>


 
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   REPORT YOUR CATCH
Puget Sound crab catch reports are only accepted during two time periods:
Summer Catch Record Cards
Labor Day through October 1st
Winter Catch Record Cards
January1st through February 1st
 
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Dungeness Crab Catch Record Card Information
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Statewide Harvest Rules
2016 Public Beach List - Special Rules
Public beaches with special rules because of resource needs and/or restrictions on harvest due to health concerns.
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Shellfish and Seaweed Harvest Rules
3 Steps to Safe and Legal Shellfish Harvest - It's your responsibility!
Washington and Oregon Tide Charts
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Marine Biotoxin Bulletin
Beach closures due to red tide and other marine toxins
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish