Fish and shellfish harvested in Washington waters make their way to markets around the world.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) oversees regulations and management for a variety of fisheries, working to ensure a robust commercial fishing and shellfishing industry for the future.
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Commercial Dungeness crab fishery
Commercial crabbing in Washington takes place in Puget Sound and on the coast.
Commercial Puget Sound salmon fishery
Puget Sound is home to a commercial salmon fishing fleet that includes purse seiners, gillnetters and reef netters.
Commercial Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor gillnet salmon fishery
Information for the Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor commercial gillnet fishery.
Commercial wild stock geoduck clam fishery
WDFW is responsible for biological management and enforcement of regulations for this valuable shellfish.
Commercial Puget Sound herring fishery
See monthly and annual landings from the commercial herring fishery in Puget Sound.
Commercial Puget Sound smelt fishery
A commercial fishery for smelt is allowed in Puget Sound waters using drag (beach) seine gear with area, timing, and gear restrictions.
Commercial razor clam fishery
Commercial harvest of razor clams is an old, but small fishery in Washington.
Commercial sea urchin fishery
Commercial sea urchin regulations, harvest areas, and quotas in Washington.
Commercial sea cucumber fishery
Information about commercial sea cucumber harvest areas and quotas in Washington waters.
Commercial coastal hagfish fishery
A delicacy in some parts of the world, hagfish are harvested both live and frozen in Washington.
Commercial shrimp fisheries
Commercial shrimping on the Washington coast and Puget Sound are long-running fisheries that provide economic benefits to local communities.
Commercial albacore tuna fishery
Fishers in Washington have been harvesting albacore tuna commercially for over 100 years.
Commercial purse seine fishery for Pacific sardine
Information on the commercial purse seine fishery for Pacific sardines.
Commercial coastal salmon fishery
Find additional information and the latest regulations for Washington's coastal salmon fishery.
Columbia River fisheries and management
Information about Columbia River fisheries.
Commercial fishing guide logbooks
Commercial fishing guides are required to submit information on angler catch and participation in Washington.
Commercial scallop regulations
Find information about the regulations, landings, and health information relevant to the commercial dive fishery for pink and spiny scallops.
Opal or market squid are generally distributed throughout the Washington coast, Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the San Juan Islands.
Fishing Charters and Guides
Find more information about WDFW's work with fishing charters and guides as well as resources for operating as a guide or charter in Washington state.
WA-Tix Electronic Fish Ticket Reporting
WA-Tix is an application that allows users to complete mandatory electronic fish ticket reporting requirements.