RECREATIONAL SHRIMP FISHING
Photo of a spot shrimp in a fisherman's hand Puget Sound recreational shrimp fishery will open May 14
Shellfish managers are delaying the popular shrimp fishery until May 14 due to the extremely low tides that are expected to occur midday on the first Saturday in May, which traditionally marks the start of the season throughout Puget Sound. Learn more >>

RECREATIONAL CRABBING
Recreational Crab Fishing Sport crabbing season to remain open in Hood Canal, part of Admiralty Inlet
Sport crabbing is open in Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) and a portion of Admiralty Inlet (Marine Area 9) until Feb. 28. All other Puget Sound marine areas are closed to crabbing. Learn more >>
Report your catch online
Dungeness Crab Catch Record Card Information

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.
Find out more >>
Find a public pier or dock for squidding near you
Latest squid reports

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 >>


 
Buy Your License Online! Buy Your License Online!
   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
 
Report Online!Online Puget Sound Crab Reporting
Dungeness Crab Catch Record Card Information
   RELATED INFORMATION
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.
2016 Seattle Daylight Low Tides - Puget Sound Bivalves
Boating in Washington Information
Shellfish and Seaweed Harvest Rules
3 Steps to Safe and Legal Shellfish Harvest - It's your responsibility!
Washington and Oregon Tide Charts
   HEALTH ADVISORIES
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