People love tossing their crab cages into Puget Sound, in pursuit of our delectable Dungeness crabs.
Summer crabbing season is here! But there are a lot of rules and regulations, including catch record cards, for Dungeness crab fishing in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife had produced this 15 minute video that explains how to legally catch Dungeness crabs in Puget Sound and the Strait–and how to report those catches.
There are no reporting requirements for the Washington coast.
This video is especially helpful if you are new to crab fishing. It has a lot of basic information for newbies, like “Gear 101” and “Crabbing with Kids.”