For bivalve season information, please see the 2023 Puget Sound clam, mussel, and oyster season guide. A list of the tides in the Puget Sound region that favor good harvest results can be found in the 2023 best clam and oyster harvest tides chart.
2022-2023 sport fishing rules
Washington State recreational fishing seasons and regulations for July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.
Razor clam seasons and beaches
Razor clams are one of the most sought-after shellfish species in Washington.
Emergency rule changes
See emergency rule changes, including fishing rule changes issued by WDFW.
Clam, mussel, and oyster beaches
Find information about public clam, mussel, and oyster beaches, including harvest seasons, beach locations, and current Department of Health status.
Shellfish/seaweed species harvest rules
Find information about daily limits for shellfish and seaweed and shellfish harvest size rules.
Shellfish safety and season information
See up-to-date health and season information for shellfish and shellfish beaches.
Crab seasons and areas
Each year, sport fishers catch more than a million pounds of Dungeness crab.
Shrimp are recreationally and commercially harvested in Washington.
Statewide gear rules
Learn about the statewide gear rules for crab, shrimp, and crawfish.
Report lost or stolen shellfishing gear
If WDFW can recover your gear and it is properly identified, we can attempt to return it to you.