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Crab, Shrimp & Crawfish
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Marine Area 6
East Juan de Fuca Strait, Port Angeles Harbor, Discovery Bay

Status Days Open Opening Date Closing Date
CLOSED None Will remain closed until summer 2018.

Rules:

Dungeness, Red Rock, and Tanner Crab, all fishing methods.

Seasons:

Closed at the end of the day on December 31st, 2017. This area will not open again until the summer of 2018.

 

Crab Limits and Rules

Species Min. size Daily Limit Season Additional Rules
Dungeness Crab 6.25" 5 Males see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell, females and undersized crab.
Catch record card required.
Red Rock Crab 5" Six crab
Either sex
see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell crab.
Tanner Crab 4.5" Six crab
Either sex
see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell crab.

Marine Area 6
Marine Area 6 -  Boundaries for East Juan de Fuca Strait, Port Angeles Harbor, Discovery Bay

NOTE: All crab fishing gear must be removed from the water by one hour after sunset on the
last day of any fishing period. Crab fishing gear may not remain in the water on closed days.

Last Updated: Jan 1, 2018

Locations of Marine Areas for recreational crabbing