2021/2022 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. 

Announcements Updated at 8:00 a.m. 10/7/2021

Announcements: 

The 2021-2022 Puget Sound State commercial crab season is now open. Harvest is permitted in Crab Management Regions 1, 2E, 2W, 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3 with the pot limits listed in the landings table below. All harvesters are required to register with the Department prior to setting gear or when transferring gear from one area to another, declaring which areas will be fished. Please use the electronic HARVESTER REGISTRATION FORM to declare your intent to fish.

Region 2 East is scheduled to close on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. pending the signature of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Director due to projected attainment of the State crab share. Harvesters are reminded to declare where licenses currently fishing in 2 East will be moved to following the closure. Submit a new submission to the HARVESTER REGISTRATION FORM to update your registration details.

Season Information is now available for the 2021-2022 Puget Sound Crabbing Season. 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

Commercial crab catch (in pounds)

The "Current Commercial Targets" shown in the table below are based on preliminary recreational CRC estimates with EUC (9.97%) and they include projected winter recreational harvest and EUC (9.97%). This number includes a calculation of the commercial EUC (1%) and area-specific management uncertainly buffers. Commercial targets are subject to change throughout the season as recreational harvest data become available or if quota allocations are adjusted. 

Crab Management Region Commercial Target Pounds Harvested Pounds Remaining Percent Remaining Commercial Status Pot Limit
1 1558188 484843 1073345 68.9 Open 35
2E 234863 194148 40715 17.3 Open 35
2W 116428 5812 110616 95.0 Open 50
3-1 38402 4602 33800 88.0 Open 40
3-2 195077 37654 157423 80.7 Open 50
3-3 12873 0 12873 100.0 Open 60
3-4 0 0 0 0.0 Closed 0

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Last updated: 10/15/2021

2021-2022 Puget Sound Daily Crab Landings Summary
Daily crab landings for all Crab Management Regions based on buyer quick reports and fish receiving tickets. WDFW PS Crab Team WDFW PS Crab Team

 

2021-2022 Puget Sound Cumulative Crab Landings Summary
Cumulative daily crab landings for each Crab Management Region relative to quota available quota for each region. WDFW PS Crab Team WDFW PS Crab Team

 

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-East

Region 3-4: MFSF 23C-West & 29