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Marine Area 7
South - San Juan Islands/Bellingham

CLOSED

Rules:

CRAB: Dungeness and Red Rock Crab, all fishing methods.

Seasons:

This area reopens on Thursday July 17th 2014 and remains open through September 29th 2014. Crabbing is only allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week during the summer season (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

 

Crab Limits and Rules

Species Min. size Limit Season Additional Rules
Dungeness Crab 6.25" 5 Males see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell, females and undersized crab.
Catch record card required.
Red Rock Crab 5" Six crab
Either sex
see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell crab.

Marine Area 7 - SubAreas
Marine Area 7 -  Boundaries for North & Central and Southern

Marine Area 7 - SubArea Descriptions

"7-S" Marine Area 7-South = San Juan Islands/Bellingham portion of Marine Area 7
"Those waters of Marine Area 7 south and west of a line projected from Village Point, Lummi Island, through the navigation buoy just east of Matia Island, thence to the buoy at Clements Reef, thence to the easternmost point of Patos Island, thence running along the northern shore of Patos Island to the westernmost point of Patos Island, thence due west to the international boundary and south of a line that extends from Point Francis on Portage Island, through the marker just north of Inati Bay on Lummi Island to Lummi Island. "

"7-N" Marine Area 7-North = The Gulf of Georgia portion of Marine Area 7
"Those water of Marine Area 7 north and east of a line projected from Village Point, Lummi Island through the navigation buoy just east of Matia Island thence to the buoy at Clements Reef thence to the easternmost point of Patos Island, running along the northern shoreline of Patos Island and from the westernmost point of Patos Island due west to the international boundary and north of a line that extends from Point Francis on Portage Island, through the marker just north of Inati Bay on Lummi Island to Lummi Island."

NOTE: all fishing gear must be removed from the water
by one hour after sunset on the last day of any fishing period.

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2014

Click on the map below in the area
for crab season and limit information

Crab Seasons  - Neah Bay - West of Tatoosh-Bonilla line Crab Seasons - Sekiu and Pillar Point Crab Seasons - Seattle/Bremerton Crab Seasons -  San Juans/Eastern Juan De Fuca Crab Seasons - San Juan Islands/Bellingham portion of Marine Area 7 Crab Seasons - LaPush Crab Seasons - Westport/Ocean Shores Crab Seasons - Grays Harbor Crab Seasons - Willapa Bay Crab Seasons - South Coast Crab Seasons - Columbia River Crab Seasons - Neah Bay - East of Tatoosh-Bonilla line Crab Seasons -  East Juan de Fuca Strait, Port Angeles Harbor, Discovery Bay Crab Seasons - Hood Canal Crab Seasons - South Puget Sound Crab Season - Tacoma-Vashon Island Crab Seasons -  Admiralty Inlet Crab Seasons - Deception Pass Crab Seasons - Port Susan/Everett