Statewide Gear Rules
Crab, Shrimp & Crawfish
Report Derelict Fishing Gear
Puget Sound Dungeness Crab and Spot Prawn Consumption Advisory (DOH)
References on Crab

Butler, T. H. 1967. A bibliography of the Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, Dana. Fisheries Research Board Canada Technical Report No. 1: 12p. (A comprehensive list of crab publications grouped by subject and author available from the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C.)

Cleaver, Fred C. 1949. Preliminary results of the coastal crab (Cancer magister) investigation. Washington Department of Fisheries Biological Report 49A: 47-82. (Out of print; may be found in libraries)

Long, Jay. 1970. Catching, cleaning, and cooking bay crabs. Cooperative Extension Service. Oregon State University, Corvallis. Extension Circular 744. (Excellent description of ring net construction and fishing)

Waldron, Kenneth D. 1959. The fishery and biology of the Dungeness crab (Cancer magister, Dana) in Oregon waters. Oregon Fish Commission Contribution 24: 43p.

Robert C. Cumbrow 1978. Washington State Shellfish Information Booklet. Washington Department of Fisheries. 55 pp.

1983. How to identify a softshell crab. Oregon State University Extension Service. Publication SG 76. 2 pp.

Other Crab Information