Current season Puget Sound commercial Dungeness crab fishery landings

This page contains information about the latest regulations and daily landings for the Puget Sound commercial Dungeness crab fishery. 

Landings Data Updated April 30, 2019 from Crab Quick Report and Fish Tickets for Regions 1, 2E, 2W, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3 East and 3-3 West

Update as of 11:00 AM, 4/12/2019

Announcement:

Region 3-3 East and Region 3-3 West (MFSF Catch Areas 23C and 29) will CLOSE at 7:00 PM, Monday, April 15th, 2019.  This final closure ends the 2018-19 Puget Sound commercial crab season.

Past actions

Region 3-1 and Region 3-2 CLOSED at 7:00 PM, Sunday, March 31st, 2019.

Region 1 CLOSED at 6:00 pm, on Sunday, March 17, 2019. 

Region 1 Re-Opened on February 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM. The pot limit was set at 35 pots per license

Region 1 CLOSED 5:30 PM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Region 1 changed from 35 pots/license to 40 pots/license at 8:00 AM, Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Region 1 changed from 30 pots/license to 35 pots/license at 8:00 AM, Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Region 1 Re-opened at 8:00 AM on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  The pot limit was set at 30 pots/license. 

Region 3-2, 3-3 East and 3-3 West changed from 50 pots/license to 60 pots/license starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday December 1, 2018.

Region 2 West CLOSED at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 23, 2018.  

Region 2 East CLOSED  at 5:00 PM, on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.

Region 1 CLOSED at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Region 3-1 increased pot limits to 100 pots/license at 8:00 AM, October 12, 2018.

The Puget Sound Commercial Crab Fishery OPENED  at 8:00 AM, on October 1st, 2018. This included Region 1, Region 2 East, Region 2 West, Region 3-1, Region 3-2, Region 3-3 East and Region 3-3 West.  All regions will start the season at 50 pots/license.

If you have any additional questions, please call:

  • Don Velasquez at 425 775-1311 ext. 112.
  • Don Rothaus at 425 775-1311 ext. 126

Commercial crab catch (in pounds)

The "Current Commercial Targets" shown in the table below are based on the FINAL summer recreational CRC estimate and includes a projection for winter recreational harvest and EUC (6 percent). This number DOES include a real time calculation of the commercial EUC (1 percent).

REGION

Current projected commercial target

State commercial harvest to date

State commercial share remaining

Commercial status

Current # of pots per license

1 2,240,214 2,259,174 -18,960 Region 1 is CLOSED 0
2 East 393,880 388,280 5,600 Region 2 East is CLOSED 0
2 West 152,874 144,916 7,958 Region 2 West is CLOSED 0
3-1 59,700 29,997 29,703 Region 3-1 is CLOSED 0
3-2 235,305 167,718 67,587 Region 3-2 is CLOSED 0
3-3 34,885 19,329 15,556 Region 3-3 is CLOSED 0
TOTALS 3,116,858 3,009,414 107,444    

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Last updated: April 30, 2019

These landings are preliminary and subject to revision as fish receiving tickets are received.

Region 1: MFSF 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, 22B

Region 2E: MFSF 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 26AE

Region 2W: (25C not included), MFSF 25B, 25D, 26AW

Region 3-1: West Beach area, MFSF 23A and 23B

Region 3-2: MFSF 25A, 25E, 23D

Region 3-3: MFSF 23C & 29