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Marine Area 9
Admiralty Inlet

Rules:

Dungeness and Red Rock Crab, all fishing methods.

Seasons:

The portion of Marine Area 9 north of the Hood Canal Bridge from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point line will remain open until 5:00 p.m. February 28, 2016. The rest of Marine Area 9 closed at 5:00 p.m. December 31, 2015 along with most other areas of Puget Sound. (See the map below.) The green portion of Marine Area 9 will be open seven days a week. Crabbers will not be required to record Dungeness crab on a catch record card for the months of January and February 2016 in the open section of Marine Area 9.

 

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 9 - Admiralty Inlet Limited Seasons
Waters of Area 9 south of line from
Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point are OPEN.
(Green area open. Red area closed)

Marine Area 9 - Admiralty Inlet Limited Seasons map

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: Jan 4, 2016

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

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