2023/2024 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:  4/18/2024

Commercial crab harvest for the 2023-2024 Puget Sound season is closed.

Current Emergency Rule: WSR 24-09-043 (PDF) (filed 4-12-2024)

Please register the Crab Management Region that each license will be fished using the  (PDF)License Registration Form. Harvesters must re-register when they move a license between management regions or stop fishing. If you no longer have gear fishing you must declare your licenses and vessel as "stacked out". In the event, that a license(s) are transferred to a new vessel or fisher they must register the new fisher, vessel to the region they are fishing in. 

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

View this page to review all details on new rules and regulations before deploying gear. Please get in touch with WDFW staff if you have questions about any of the 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: 2024-04-22 09:01:04.077982

Region Status Pot Limit * Target ** Harvest Remaining Total Licenses Total Vessels
1 Closed 0 0 1,660,375 0
2E Closed 0 0 622,211 0
2W Closed 0 0 86,713 0
3-1 Closed 0 0 30,896 0
3-2 Closed 0 0 241,810 0
3-3 Closed 0 0 5,108 0
3-4 Closed 0 0 0 0

Total licenses that are currently inactive (stacked out): 45

* Some portions of Regions 2W and 3-2 have reduced per-license pot limits. Please reference both the most recent emergency regulation and WAC 220-340-470 for more details.

** The current commercial targets are based on recreational fishery catch estimates and projections 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.

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

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

Daily Catch by Region

Daily Catch by Region

Cumulative Catch by Region

Cumulative Catch by Region

Remaining Available Harvest by Region

Remaining Available Harvest by Region