2022/2023 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. 


Updated :  04/15/2023

Commercial crab harvest in Puget Sound by state-licensed harvesters is now closed.  Current rule:  WSR 23-04-006

Electronic Fish Ticket Reporting is mandatory. Please visit the WA-Tix Website for additional information. 

Please visit the 'SEASON INFORMATION' page to review all details on new rules and regulations before deploying gear. Please contact WDFW staff if you have questions about the new catch reporting requirements.

For questions please contact:
  • Daniel Sund 360-302-6372
  • Katelyn Bosley 360-302-3030 ext. 319
  • Brad Speidel at 253-263-5560

Current Landings, Fishery Status, and Gear Deployment

Current landings updated: 2023-04-14 15:09:44

Region Target * Harvest Remaining Percent Status PotLimit Total Licenses Total Vessels
1   1,806,333     Closed 0    
2E   478,268     Closed 0    
2W   139,076     Closed 0    
3-1   27,582     Closed 0    
3-2   233,842     Closed 0    
3-3   5,653     Closed 0    
3-4   883     Closed 0    

Total licenses that are currently inactive (stacked out): 248

* The current 2022/2023 commercial targets are based on preliminary recreational fishery catch estimates and are subject to change as incoming CRC data is finalized. A variable management buffer is retained for each crab management region and will be released throughout the season pending harvest rates and final recreational estimates.

** Some portions of this crab management region have reduced per-license pot limits. Please reference both the most recent emergency regulation and WAC 220-340-470 for more details.

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-East

Region 3-4: MFSF 23C-West & 29

Download the current landings in excel format: Puget Sound Crab Landings