Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

December 10, 2015

Crab fishing to reopen in Marine Area 10

Action: Recreational crab fishing will open seven days a week in Marine Area 10.

Effective Dates: 8:00 a.m. Dec. 1 through 5:00 p.m. through Dec. 31, 2015

Species affected: Dungeness and red rock crab.

Location: Marine Area 10

Reason for action: This rule re-opens the recreational crab fishery in Marine Area 10 for the month of Dec. in addition to all other Puget Sound Marine Areas which were already opened Oct.1, 2015. Available harvest shares allow the areas to be opened in this rule.

Other information: All other marine areas of Puget Sound are already open to crab fishing daily through Dec. 31. Additional information is available on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/.

The daily limits in all Marine Areas will be five crabs per day for Dungeness crabs and six crabs per day for Red Rock crabs. All Dungeness crabs retained during this time must be recorded on a winter catch record card.

Information Contact: Don Velasquez, Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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