RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background.

Marine toxin levels delay razor clam digs at Long Beach, cloud openings elsewhere
Rising marine toxin levels have prompted the WDFW to delay upcoming razor clam digs at Long Beach and to review openings at other ocean beaches. Learn more >>


RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
Closeup photo of a Dungeness crab All sport fishers licensed to fish for Dungeness crab in Puget Sound have through Oct. 1 to submit summer catch reports.
Crabbers can still harvest crab through Sept. 30 in marine areas 7-North and 7-South near the San Juan Islands. Sport fishers who crab in those two areas after Sept. 5 must record their catch on winter catch record cards. See full story >>
Online Puget Sound Crab Reporting

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
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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
   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