Shellfishing regulations

Shellfish harvesters have an assortment of opportunities in Washington. Dungeness crab, shrimp, clams, and oysters are all available in the Puget Sound, while razor clams provide a popular digging opportunity along the coast.

For bivalve season information, please see the 2019 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 2019 best clam and oyster harvest tides chart. 

Emergency rules