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Crab, Shrimp & Crawfish
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Marine Area 8
Port Susan/Everett - Area 8-2

Status Days Open Opening Date Closing Date
CLOSED None July 1, 2017 September 4, 2017

Rules:

Dungeness, Red Rock, and Tanner Crab, all fishing methods.

Seasons:

Scheduled to open 12:01 am on Saturday July 1st, 2017. Once opened, crab may be harvested Thursdays through Mondays each week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays are closed) through Labor Day September 4th, 2017. Crabbers fishing from boats may only set and pull gear from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset on open days.

 

Crab Limits and Rules

Species Min. size Daily 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.
Tanner Crab 4.5" Six crab
Either sex
see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell crab.

NOTE: All crab fishing gear must be removed from the water by one hour after sunset on the
last day of any fishing period. Crab fishing gear may not remain in the water on closed days.

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017

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