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Marine Area 12
Hood Canal

Status Days Open Opening Date Closing Date
LIMITED SEASON Thursday - Monday only June 16, 2016 September 5, 2016

Rules:

Dungeness and Red Rock Crab, all fishing methods.

Seasons:

Opened at 6:00 am June 16, 2016. Crab fishing is allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week through September 5th 2016. (Tuesdays and Wednesdays are closed.)

 

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.

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: Jul 15, 2016

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