Puget Sound commercial Dungeness crab fishery emergency regulations

Note: The following regulations are the opening emergency regulations for the 2019-2020 season. In-season emergency regulations will be posted on this site as they occur.

Puget Sound crab management regions and catch areas map
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Commercial crab fishery information

The State emergency commercial fishery regulations:

Update as of 13:34 pm, 1/22/2020

Announcement:

A regulation has been submitted and approved to close the State commercial crab fishery in Region 3-1 at 6:00 p.m. on January 24, 2020.

Past actions

A regulation was submitted and approved to close the State commercial crab fishery in Region 3-2 at 6:00 p.m. on December 22, 2019.

A regulation was submitted and approved to open the State commercial crab fishery at 8:00 a.m. on October 1, 2019.  Crab fishers will be allowed to fish with no more than 50 pots per license per buoy tag number in Crab Management Regions 1, 2 East, 2 West, 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3. Full details of the regulation including pot barging, and areas with special gear limits, and reporting requirements for dealers will be included in the commercial crab packet.

If you have any additional questions, please call:

  • Daniel Sund at 360-302-3030 ext. 321
  • Katelyn Bosley at 360 302-3030 ext. 319