RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
Closeup photo of a Dungeness crab
Crabbing gets underway in some areas of Puget Sound
Sport crabbing fisheries have opened in several Puget Sound marine areas with more areas scheduled to open later this week.
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RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Razor clam digging closed for the season on ocean beaches
State shellfish managers have closed all of Washington's ocean beaches for the 2016-17 razor clam season.   Learn more >>

RECREATIONAL SHRIMP FISHING
Photo of a spot shrimp being held in a person's hand. Some Puget Sound areas open with varying seasons for sport shrimp fishing
Recreational spot shrimping continues in some Puget Sound marine areas under seasons announced in early May. Learn more >>

RECREATIONAL SQUID FISHING
Photo of squid swimming underwater. Looking for a healthy choice? Squid, or calamari, is lower in fat and calories than many other protein sources and is beautifully versatile. It can be used for appetizers, soups, salads or main dishes. The best times to catch squid running is from late summer though winter.
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LOST OR STOLEN SHELLFISHING GEAR
Picture of different types of shellfish pots

Has your crab or shrimp pot gone missing? You can report lost gear online. Learn more >>


 
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   REPORT YOUR CATCH
Puget Sound crab catch reports are only accepted during two time periods:
Summer Catch Record Cards
Labor Day through October 1st
Winter Catch Record Cards
January1st through February 1st
 
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Dungeness Crab Catch Record Card Information
   RELATED INFORMATION
Statewide Harvest Rules and Daily Bag Limits
2017 Public Beach List - Special Rules
Public beaches with special rules because of resource needs and/or restrictions on harvest due to health concerns.
2017 Seattle Daylight Low Tides - Puget Sound Bivalves
Boating in Washington Information
Shellfish and Seaweed Harvest Rules
3 Steps to Safe and Legal Shellfish Harvest - It's your responsibility!
Washington and Oregon Tide Charts
   HEALTH ADVISORIES
Marine Biotoxin Bulletin
Beach closures due to red tide and other marine toxins
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish