Dan Ayres
48 Devonshire Rd.
Montesano, WA 98563
360-249-4628 ext. 209
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Coastal Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery

WDFW Log Book Reporting Areas
Catch Areas
1 U.S. Border - 48°07. 00 (Sand Point)
2 48°07. 00 - 48°02.00 (Norwegian Memorial)
3 48°02.00 - 47°40.50 (Destruction Island)
4 47°40.50 - 47°18.35 (Point Grenville)
5 47°18.35 - 46°53.30 (Point Chehalis)
6 46°53.30 - 46°15.00 (WA/OR border)
7 South of 46°15.00 (Oregon)


Washington Coastal Commercial Dungeness Crab Logbook Instructions

Notice: The skipper of each vessel landing Dungeness crab in Washington is responsible for maintaining a logbook provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in accordance with these instructions (WAC 220-52-040).

Logbooks are due by the 10th of each month for the previous month
Send completed logbooks to:

WDFW Attn: Coastal Crab Manager
48 Devonshire Rd.
Montesano, WA 98563

Vessel: Registered name of vessel

Crab License #: Coastal Dungeness crab license number

Port: Port of landing

Federal #: Vessel’s Federal document number

Landing date: Date of landing (on fish ticket)

Fish Ticket #: Fish ticket number


Date: Date the pot or string is picked

String #: A random numeric identifier for strings (example: 1, 2, 3, etc…)

Depth (fm): Average depth of the string

Pots Fished: Number of pots currently being fished in string

Pots Lost: Number of pots that are unlikely to be retrieved due to weather or disappearance of pot

Soak Time (days): Number of days a pot has been fishing (example: 2.5 days)

Latitude Begin/End: Latitude of the beginning and end of the string

Longitude Begin/End: Longitude of the beginning and end of the string

Number of Crab Retained: Number of individual crab retained in each string of pots

Logbook Catch Area: Catch area of string using catch areas on front cover of Coastal Dungeness Crab Fishery Logbook

Bait: List bait used to lure crab into pots of current string

Lost Gear Recovered: Number of pots recovered that were previously considered lost and recorded in Pots Lost column of logbook