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The Puget Sound summer crab fishing season starts today! Marine Areas scheduled to open: Marine Area 4,5,6,8-1,8-2 and 9: Open July 2-Sept. 7, Thursday-Monday Marine Area 7 South: Open July 16-Sept. 28, Thursday-Monday Marine Area 7 North: Open Aug. 13- Sept. 28, Thursday-Monday Marine Area 10: Open July 12-Sept. 7, Sunday/Monday only Marine Area 11: Open July 12-Sept. 7, Sunday/Monday only Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) north of a line projected true east from Ayock Point: Open July 2-Sept. 7, Thursday-Monday The following areas are closed this season to promote Dungeness crab population recovery: Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) south...

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We received an early gift from SANTA CLAWS!🦀 Two additional marine areas of Puget Sound (Marine Area 9 & 12) will reopen on December 20th for recreational crab fishing and remain open through January 31, 2020. In each of these two areas crabbing will be allowed seven days a week.  In addition, between January 1 - January 31, 2020, in the portions of Puget Sound that remain open, recreational crabbers will not be required to possess a Puget Sound Dungeness crab endorsement or record Dungeness crab retained on a Catch Record Card.  Crabbing opportunities are now available in the following...

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The WDFW announced that several marine areas of Puget Sound will reopen for recreational crab fishing on Oct. 1.  The waters reopening to sport crabbing include marine areas 4 (Neah Bay, east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardiner), and 9 (Admiralty Inlet), except for waters south of a line from Olele Point to Foulweather Bluff. Sport crabbing will not reopen for winter in marine areas 10 (Seattle-Bremerton), 11 (Vashon Island), and 13 (South Puget Sound). ...

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Can't wait until crabbing opens in Puget Sound? Why wait? Crabbing is open almost year round on the Washington Coast. The season runs from Dec. 1 - Sept 15 for crab pots and is open all year for crab gear other than pots. The areas which are open year round consist of Marine Area 1-3 (Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Westport, Ocean Shores, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor & LaPush) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line.  All recreational crabbers 15 or older must carry a current Washington fishing license. Options range from an annual shellfish/seaweed license to...

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