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Marine Area 12
Hood Canal

Status Days Open Opening Date Closing Date
LIMITED SEASON Thursday - Monday only June 30, 2018 September 3, 2018

Rules:

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

Seasons:

Crabbing is allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week. Recreational crabbing will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (including July 4th), and all gear must be removed from the water on closed days.

 

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 12
Marine Area 12 -  Boundaries for Hood Canal

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: Jun 30, 2018

Locations of Marine Areas for recreational crabbing