Shellfishing regulations

Razor clam digging at Copalis Beach
Photo by Mark Yuasa

Information on recreational crabbing, razor clam digging, and other shellfish and seaweed gathering opportunities is available in the links below.

From the Washington Coast to Puget Sound and Hood Canal, gathering local shellfish is among our state's most popular outdoor activities.

Clams, oysters, mussels, cockles, crab, and other shellfish have also been a source of sustenance and culture for Native American tribes in what is now Western Washington since time immemorial. More information is available on this webpage from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.