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Puget Sound Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery

Note: The following regulations are the opening emergency regulations for the 2013-2014 season. In-season emergency regulations will be posted on this site as they occur. You can also call the Commercial Crab Hotline at the number posted to the left of this page for the latest emergency regulations.

Puget Sound is home to two fleets of commercial vessels, Tribal and State. The State commercial crab fleet possesses about 248 licenses. The fishery is currently limited to this number of licenses, however current license holders may transfer an existing license to a new party. Information on Tribal fishing in Puget Sound is available through the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

Crab Commercial Fishing Regions

Commercial Crab Fishery Information

The State emergency commercial fishery regulations:

ANNOUNCEMENT: The following areas are currently scheduled to close on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 7:00 PM:

Region 3-2, Marine Fish Shellfish Cacth Area 23D, 25A and 25E.

Region 3-1, Marine Fish Shellfish Catch Area 23A and 23B.

The eastern half of Region 1, Marine Fish Shellfish Catch Area 21A, 21B and 22B.

Additional Region 1 Details: The southern San Juan Islands section of Region 1 (Marine Fish Shellfish Catch Area 22A) will remain open until April 7th, 2014 at 7:00 PM. The northern San Juan Islands to the Canadian Border section of Region 1 (Marine Fish Shellfish Catch Area 20A and 20B), will remain open until April 15th, 2014 at 7:00 PM or when the State Allocation is reached, whichever occurs first. The current pot limit for Region 1 is 50 pots per license.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Region 1 Re-opened on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 08:00 am. The initial pot limit was set at 50 pots per license.   

ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 23rd, 2013, both Region 2 East and Region 2 West are CLOSED. Region 2 East includes MFSF Catch Areas 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D and 26 A East. Region 2 West includes MFSF Catch Areas 25B, 25D and 26 A West.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15th, 2013, until further notice, the Everett Flats portion of Region 2 East will be CLOSED. This area is defined as follows: That portion of catch area 26A East of a line from Howarth Park due north to the south end of Gedney Island, and that portion of 24B east of a line from the north end of Gedney Island to Camano Head and south of a line drawn from Camano Head to Hermosa Point.

NOTICE: Region 1 CLOSED on December 4th, 2013 at 5:00 PM

NOTICE: The Puget Sound Commercial Crab Hotline number has been changed. The number is now (866) 880-5431 ext. 6

HISTORY: WDFW opened the Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery in all Commercial Regions at 7:30 AM, Tuesday, October 1st, 2013.

INITIAL POT LIMITS: Region 1, Region 2 East, and Region 2 West opened with 50 pots per license. Region 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3 opened with 100 pots per license.

The 2013-14 Puget Sound Commercial Crab Emergency Regulations

                                                   ORDER NO. 14-69

N E W   S E C T I O N

 WAC 220-52-04000I   Commercial crab fishery—Lawful and unlawful gear, methods, and other unlawful acts.

      Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-040:

(1) Effective immediately, until further notice it is unlawful for any person to fish for crab for commercial purposes with more than 50 pots per license per buoy tag number in Crab Management Region 1.  This region includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A and 22B. 

(2) The remaining buoy tags per license per region must be onboard the designated vessel and available for inspection.                                                                     

N E W   S E C T I O N

WAC 220-52-04600Y   Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas.

     Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046:

(1)    It is permissible to fish for Dungeness crab for commercial purposes in the following areas:

(a) Effective immediately, until further notice, those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 20A between a line from the boat ramp at the western boundary of Birch Bay State Park to the western point of the entrance of the Birch Bay Marina, and a line from the same boat ramp to Birch Point.

(b) Effective from Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 6:30 AM until Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22A in Deer Harbor north of a line projected from Steep Point to Pole Pass.

(c) Effective 7:00 AM, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Crab Management Region 3, subarea 3.  This includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 23C and 29.

 

(2)   The following areas are closed to commercial crab fishing:

 

(a)    Crab Management Region 2 East and Region 2 West. These regions include Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 26A East, 26A West, 25B and 25D. Effective immediately, until further notice, Crab Management Region 2 West. This includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 25B, 25D, and 26A West.

(b)   Effective 7:00 PM, Monday, March 31, 2014, until further notice, the eastern half of Region 1.  This includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 21A, 21B and 22B.

(c)    Effective 7:00 PM, Monday, April 7, 2014, until further notice, the southern half of the San Juan Island section of Region 1. This includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22A.

(d)   Effective 7:00 PM, Monday, March 31, 2014, until further notice, Crab Management Region 3, subarea 1.  This includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 23A and 23B.

(e) Effective 7:00 PM, Monday, March 31, 2014, until further notice, Crab Management Region 3, subarea 2.  This region includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 23D, 25A, and 25E.

(i) Crab fishers in Region 3, subarea 2 will be allowed a gear removal period after March 31, 2014.

(ii) Fishers may continue to store crab gear in catch areas 23D, 25A, and 25E, until 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Gear that is stored in the water after March 31 cannot contain any bait and must have the pot door secured open.

(iii) No crab may be retained, possessed, tanked or landed from these catch areas after March 31, 2014.

R E P E A L E R S

   The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 7:00 PM, March 31, 2014:

WAC 220-52-04000H   Commercial crab fishery—Lawful and unlawful gear, methods, and other unlawful acts. (14-44) 

WAC 220-52-04600X    Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas.  (14-44) 

ORDER NO. 14-44             

N E W   S E C T I O N

   WAC 220-52-04000H   Commercial crab fishery—Lawful and unlawful gear, methods and other unlawful acts.

 

 Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-040: 

 

(1) Additional area gear limits. The following Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas are restricted in the number of pots fished, operated, or used by a person or vessel, and it is unlawful for any person to use, maintain, operate, or control pots in excess of the following limits:

 

(a) No commercial gear is allowed in that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123o 7.0’ longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light true south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

 

(2) Effective 8:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, until further notice it is unlawful for any person to fish for crabs for commercial purposes with more than 50 pots per license per buoy tag number in Crab Management Region 1.  This region includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A and 22B.

(3) The remaining buoy tags per license per region must be onboard the designated vessel and available for inspection.                                                     

N E W   S E C T I O N

   WAC 220-52-04600X   Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas.  

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046:

 

(1) Effective 8:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, until further notice, it is permissible to fish for Dungeness crab for commercial purposes in the following areas:

 

 (a) Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 20A between a line from the boat ramp at the western boundary of Birch Bay State Park to the western point of the entrance of the Birch Bay Marina and a line from the same boat ramp to Birch Point.

 

 (b) Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22B in Fidalgo Bay south of a line projected from the red number 4 entrance buoy at Cape Sante Marina to the northern end of the eastern most oil dock.

 

(c) Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22A in Deer Harbor north of a line projected from Steep Point to Pole Pass.

 

(2) Effective immediately, until further notice, the following areas are closed to commercial crab fishing:

 

(a)    Crab Management Region 2 East and Region 2 West. These regions include Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 26A East, 26A West, 25B and 25D.

 

 (b) That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123o 7.0’ longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light true south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

 

(c) That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 23D west of a line from the eastern tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT Rayonier Dock.                           

N E W   S E C T I O N

   WAC 220-69-24000H  Duties of commercial purchasers and receivers.     

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-69-240, effective immediately, until further notice, it is unlawful for any wholesale dealer acting in the capacity of an original receiver of Dungeness crab taken by non-treaty fishers from Puget Sound to fail to report to the department the previous day’s purchases by 10:00 a.m. the following business day.  Reports must be made by fax to (425) 338-1066 or by e-mail at crabreport@dfw.wa.gov, and must specify the dealer name, dealer phone number, date of delivery of crab to the original receiver, and the total number of pounds of crab caught by non-treaty fishers, by Crab Management Region or by Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area.

R E P E A L E R 

   The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 8:00 a.m.  March 1, 2014:       

            WAC 220-52-04000D  Commercial crab fishery--Lawful and unlawful gear, methods, and other unlawful acts (13-302)

            WAC 220-52-04600U   Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas (13-302)                                     

ORDER NO. 13-302

N E W   S E C T I O N

     WAC 220-52-04000D   Commercial crab fishery—Lawful and unlawful gear, methods, and other unlawful acts.

 

   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-040:

 

(1)   Additional area gear limits. The following Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas are restricted in the number of pots fished, operated, or used by a person or vessel, and it is unlawful for any person to use, maintain, operate, or control pots in excess of the following limits:

(a)    No commercial gear is allowed in that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123o 7.0’ longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light due south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

 

N E W   S E C T I O N

 

WAC 220-52-04600U   Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas.


Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046: 

 

(1)   The following areas are closed to commercial crab fishing:

 

(a)    Effective immediately, until further notice, Crab Management Region 1.  This region includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, and 22B.

 

(b)    Effective 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 23, 2013, until further notice, Crab Management Region 2 East and Region 2 West will be closed.  These regions include Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 26A East, 26A West, 25B and 25D.

 

(c)    Effective immediately, until further notice, that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123o 7.0’ longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light due south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

 

(d)   Effective immediately, until further notice, that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 23D west of a line from the eastern tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT Rayonier Dock.

 

R E P E A L E R 

 

   The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 5:00 p.m., December 23, 2013:

            WAC 220-52-04000B    Commercial crab fishery--Lawful and unlawful gear, methods, and other unlawful acts (13-295)

            WAC 220-52-04600T    Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas (13-299)

                                                      ORDER No. 13-299

N E W   S E C T I O N

WAC 220-52-04600T   Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046:

(1)   Effective immediately, until further notice, it is permissible to fish for Dungeness crab for commercial purposes in the following areas:

 (a)     Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 20A between a line from the boat ramp at the western boundary of Birch Bay State Park to the western point of the entrance of the Birch Bay Marina and a line from the same boat ramp to Birch Point.

(b)   Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22B in Fidalgo Bay south of a line projected from the red number 4 entrance buoy at Cape Sante Marina to the northern end of the eastern most oil dock.

(c)    Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22A in Deer Harbor north of a line projected from Steep Point to Pole Pass.

(d)   Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 26A-W in Useless Bay north and east of a line from the south end of the Double Bluff State Park seawall.(47°58.782'N, 122°30.840'W) projected 110 degrees true to the boulder on shore (47°57.690'N, 122°26.742'W).

(e)    Port Gardner: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Catch Reporting Area 26A east of a line projected from the outermost tip of the ferry dock at Mukilteo, projected to the green #3 buoy at the mouth of the Snohomish River, and west of a line projected from that #3 buoy southward to the oil boom pier on the shoreline.

(f)    Possession Point to Glendale: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 26A east of a line that extends true north from the green #1 buoy at Possession Point to Possession Point, and west of a line from the green #1 buoy at Possession Point extending northward along the 200-foot depth contour to the Glendale dock.

(g)   Langley: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 24C shoreward of the 400-foot depth contour within an area described by two lines projected northeasterly from Sandy Point and the entrance to the marina at Langley.

(2)   The following areas are closed to commercial crab fishing:

(a)    Effective immediately, until further notice, Crab Management Region 1.  This region includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, and 22B.

 

(b)    Effective 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013, until further notice, the Everett Flats portion of Region 2 East will be closed.  This area is defined as follows:

 

§  That portion of catch area 26A east of a line from Howarth Park due north to the south end of Gedney Island, and that portion of 24B east of a line from the north end of Gedney Island to Camano Head and south of a line drawn from Camano Head to Hermosa Point.

 

(c)    Effective immediately, until further notice, that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123o 7.0’ longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light due south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

 

(d)   Effective immediately, until further notice, that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 23D west of a line from the eastern tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT Rayonier Dock.

 

(e)    Effective immediately, until further notice, those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 24A east of a line projected true north from the most westerly tip of Skagit Island and extending south to the most westerly tip of Hope Island, thence southeast to Seal Rocks, thence southeast to the green can buoy at the mouth of Swinomish Channel, thence easterly to the west side of Goat Island.

 

R E P E A L E R 

 

   The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 5:00 p.m. December 15, 2013: 

 

WAC 220-52-04600R    Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas (13-295)

 

ORDER No. 13-295

N E W   S E C T I O N

 

     WAC 220-52-04000B   Commercial crab fishery—Lawful and unlawful gear, methods, and other unlawful acts.

 

   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-040:

 

(1) Additional area gear limits. The following Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas are restricted in the number of pots fished, operated, or used by a person or vessel, and it is unlawful for any person to use, maintain, operate, or control pots in excess of the following limits:

 

a)      No commercial gear is allowed in that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123o 7.0’ longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light due south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

 

(2) Effective 5:00 p.m. December 4, 2013, until further notice it is unlawful for any person to fish for crabs for commercial purposes with more than 50 pots per license per buoy tag number in Crab Management Region 2 East, and Region 2 West.  These regions include Marine Fish-Shellfish Catch Reporting Areas 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 26 AE, 25B, 25D, and 26AW.

 

(3) The remaining buoy tags per license per region must be onboard the designated vessel and available for inspection.

 

N E W   S E C T I O N

WAC 220-52-04600R   Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046:

(1) Effective immediately, until further notice, it is permissible to fish for Dungeness crab for commercial purposes in the following areas:

 

(a)    Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 20A between a line from the boat ramp at the western boundary of Birch Bay State Park to the western point of the entrance of the Birch Bay Marina and a line from the same boat ramp to Birch Point.

 

(b)   Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22B in Fidalgo Bay south of a line projected from the red number 4 entrance buoy at Cape Sante Marina to the northern end of the eastern most oil dock.

 

(c)    Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22A in Deer Harbor north of a line projected from Steep Point to Pole Pass.

 

(d)   Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 26A-W in Useless Bay north and east of a line from the south end of the Double Bluff State Park seawall.

 

(e)    (47°58.782'N, 122°30.840'W) projected 110 degrees true to the boulder on shore (47°57.690'N, 122°26.742'W).

 

(f)    Port Gardner: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Catch Reporting Area 26A east of a line projected from the outermost tip of the ferry dock at Mukilteo, projected to the green #3 buoy at the mouth of the Snohomish River, and west of a line projected from that #3 buoy southward to the oil boom pier on the shoreline.

 

(g)   Possession Point to Glendale: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 26A east of a line that extends true north from the green #1 buoy at Possession Point to Possession Point, and west of a line from the green #1 buoy at Possession Point extending northward along the 200-foot depth contour to the Glendale dock.

 

(h)   Langley: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 24C shoreward of the 400-foot depth contour within an area described by two lines projected northeasterly from Sandy Point and the entrance to the marina at Langley.

 

(2) The following areas are closed to commercial crab fishing:

 

(a)    Effective at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, until further notice, Crab Management Region 1.  This region includes Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, and 22B.

 

(b)   Effective immediately, until further notice, that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123o 7.0’ longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light due south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

 

(c)    Effective immediately, until further notice, that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 23D west of a line from the eastern tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT Rayonier Dock.

 

(d)   Effective immediately, until further notice, those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 24A east of a line projected true north from the most westerly tip of Skagit Island and extending south to the most westerly tip of Hope Island, thence southeast to Seal Rocks, thence southeast to the green can buoy at the mouth of Swinomish Channel, thence easterly to the west side of Goat Island.

 

R E P E A L E R 

 

Effective 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:      

WAC 220-52-04000A   Commercial crab fishery--Lawful and unlawful gear, methods, and other unlawful acts (13-252)

WAC 220-52-04600Q Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas (13-252)

INITIAL EMERGENCY REGULATION

ORDER No. 13-252

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-52-04000A Commercial crab fishery--Lawful and unlawful gear, methods and other unlawful acts.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-040:

(1) Dungeness crab pots may be deployed starting at 7:30 a.m. October 1, 2013 until 7:00 p.m. October 2, 2013, in Puget Sound waters from a vessel not designated on a person’s Puget Sound crab license, provided that the primary or alternate operator designated on the license is on board the non-designated vessel (“barge” vessel), and provided prior notice has been given as indicated below. Crab pots can only be deployed during daylight hours.

(2) The licensed owner must leave a telephone message at the Mill Creek office, (425) 775-1311 ext. 126 or by email to crabreport@dfw.wa.gov, with the following information:

(a) Name and license number of licensed owner

(b) Name of designated primary operator if different from licensed owner.

(c) Name of alternate operator if used to deploy pots from a non-designated vessel.

(d) Buoy brand number and number of pots to be deployed from a non-designated vessel.

(e) Name and identification numbers (WN and/or Coast Guard) of the non-designated vessel.

(3) Additional area gear limits. The following Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas are restricted in the number of pots fished, operated, or used by a person or vessl,and it is unlawful for any person to use, maintain, operate, or control posts in excess of the following limits:

(a) No commercial gear is allowed in that portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123 degree 7.0’longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light due south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

(4) Effective 7:30 a.m. October 1, 2013, until further notice it is unlawful for any person to fish for crabs for commercial purposes with more than 50 pots per license per buoy tag number in Crab Management Region 1, Region 2 East, and Region 2 West. These regions include Marine Fish-Shellfish Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, 22B, 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 26 AE, 25B, 25D, and 26AW.

(5) The remaining buoy tags per license per region must be onboard the designated vessel and available for inspection.

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-52-04600Q Puget Sound crab fishery--Seasons and Areas.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-046:

(1)Effective 7:30 am, October 1st, 2013, until further notice, it is permissible to fish for Dungeness crab for commercial purposes in the following areas:

(a) Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 20A between a line from the boat ramp at the western boundary of Birch Bay State Park to the western point of the entrance of the Birch Bay Marina and a line from the same boat ramp to Birch Point.

(b) Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22B in Fidalgo Bay south of a line projected from the red number 4 entrance buoy at Cape Sante Marina to the northern end of the eastern most oil dock.

(c)Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 22A in Deer Harbor north of a line projected from Steep Point to Pole Pass.

(d) Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 26A-W in Useless Bay north and east of a line from the south end of the Double Bluff State Park seawall (47°58.782'N, 122°30.840'W) projected 110 degrees true to the boulder on shore (47°57.690'N, 122°26.742'W).

(e) Port Gardner: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Catch Reporting Area 26A east of a line projected from the outermost tip of the ferry dock at Mukilteo, projected to the green #3 buoy at the mouth of the Snohomish River, and west of a line projected from that #3 buoy southward to the oil boom pier on the shoreline.

(f) Possession Point to Glendale: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 26A east of a line that extends true north from the green #1 buoy at Possession Point to Possession Point, and west of a line from the green #1 buoy at Possession Point extending northward along the 200-foot depth contour to the Glendale dock.

(g) Langley: That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 24C shoreward of the 400-foot depth contour within an area described by two lines projected northeasterly from Sandy Point and the entrance to the marina at Langley.

(2)Effective 7:30 am, October 1st, 2013, until further notice, the following areas are closed to commercial crab fishing:

(a) That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 25A west of the 123 degrees 7.0’ longitude line projected from the new Dungeness light due south to the shore of Dungeness Bay.

(b) That portion of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 23D west of a line from the eastern tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT Rayonier Dock.

(c) Those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 24A east of a line projected true north from the most westerly tip of Skagit Island and extending south to the most westerly tip of Hope Island, thence southeast to Seal Rocks, thence southeast to the green can buoy at the mouth of Swinomish Channel, thence easterly to the west side of Goat Island.

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-69-24000G Duties of commercial purchasers and receivers.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-69-240, effective at 7:30 am, October 1st 2013, until further notice, it is unlawful for any wholesale dealer acting in the capacity of an original receiver of Dungeness crab taken by non-treaty fishers from Puget Sound, to fail to report to the department the previous day's purchases by 10:00 am the following day. Reports must be made by fax to (425) 338-1066 or by email at crabreport@dfw.wa.gov, and must specify the dealer name, dealer phone number,date of delivery to the original reciever and total number of pounds of crab caught by non-treaty fishers, by Crab Management Region or by Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area:

REPEALER

None Required