Recreational Shellfishing

RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. WDFW schedules tentative razor clam digs through December
WDFW has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October. Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests which are usually conducted about a week before a dig is scheduled to begin.

RECREATIONAL CRABBING
Recreational Crab Fishing Most of Puget Sound closed to crabbing; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
All sport fishers licensed to fish for Dungeness crab anywhere in Puget Sound have through Oct. 1 to submit summer catch reports
Report your catch online
Dungeness Crab Catch Record Card Information

RECREATIONAL SQUID FISHING
Photo of squid swimming underwater. Looking for a healthy choice? Squid, or calamari, is lower in fat and calories than many other protein sources and is beautifully versatile. It can be used for appetizers, soups, salads or main dishes. The best times to catch squid running is from late summer though winter.
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Find a public pier or dock for squidding near you
Latest squid reports

LOST OR STOLEN SHELLFISHING GEAR
Picture of different types of shellfish pots

Has your crab or shrimp pot gone missing? You can report lost gear online. Learn more >>



 
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   REPORT YOUR CATCH
Puget Sound crab catch reports are only accepted during two time periods:
Summer Catch Record Cards
Labor Day through October 1st
Winter Catch Record Cards
January1st through February 1st
 
Report Online!Online Puget Sound Crab Reporting
Dungeness Crab Catch Record Card Information
   RELATED INFORMATION
Statewide Harvest Rules and Daily Bag Limits
2018 Puget Sound Clam & Oyster Seasons
2018 Seattle Daylight Low Tides - Puget Sound Bivalves
Clam & Oyster ID Chart
Boating in Washington Information
Shellfish and Seaweed Harvest Rules
3 Steps to Safe and Legal Shellfish Harvest - It's your responsibility!
Washington and Oregon Tide Charts
   HEALTH ADVISORIES
Shellfish Safety Map
Interactive map to find your shellfish beach before you go harvesting.
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish