Commercial hagfish logbook instructions

Do not combine multiple trips on a single logbook page. Use as many logbook pages as needed for a single trip.

Fill out the "Header" top section of each page completely.

Vessel Name: Name of vessel

Departure Date: Day you left port (include month, day, and year)

Port: Port vessel left when fishing trip began

Captain: Name of captain

Return Date: Day arrived at port on return leg

Port: Port vessel returned and offloaded catch

Phone Number: Captain's phone number

Buyer: Name of the fish dealer that purchased your fish

Ticket Number: Fish ticket number associated with landing

Crew size: Number of crew onboard during the trip (include captain)

Frozen/Live: Check box to indicate live or frozen product was delivered

Complete each line of the catch section, even if there was no catch.

Date Set: Date set for each string (month and day)

Date Pulled: Date pulled for each string (month and day)

Total Soak time: Total of number of hours gear soaked

Number of Pots: Number of pots on each string

String Length: Length of entire string in fathoms

Average Depth: Average depth fished for string in fathoms

Latitude Start: Record the latitude (in left row) and longitude (in right row) for the beginning point of each string in degrees and decimal minutes

Latitude End: Record the latitude (in left row) and longitude (in right row) for the ending point of each string in degrees and decimal minutes

MFSF Catch Area: Use listed catch areas located on the front cover page map

Retained Hagfish: Pounds of hagfish retained for that string

Returned Hagfish: Pounds of hagfish returned to the ocean for that string

Other Species: Species of fish returned to the ocean for that string

Mail completed logbook pages to:

WDFW Coastal Hagfish Management
48 Devonshire RD.
Montesano WA 98563

Logbooks are to be turned in by the 10th of the month following fishing activity. For a new logbook, call the WDFW Region 6 office: 360-249-4628.