WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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September 01, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360)902-2256

Coastal commercial crab season set to close at 5 p.m. Thursday

OLYMPIA--The coastal commercial Dungeness crab fishing season will close at 5 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 3), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

Department biologists said the closure is necessary to protect the crabs, whose shells have become soft because they are molting.

Commercial crab fishers have five days after Thursday's closure to bring in their gear.