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Marine Area 13
South Puget Sound



CRAB: Dungeness and Red Rock Crab, all fishing methods.


Opened on Sunday June 1st 2014 and remains open through September 1st 2014 (Labor Day). Crabbing will be allowed seven days a week during the summer season.

Attention Marine Area 13 crab fishers:

Recreational crab fishers in Marine Area 13 in Puget Sound should report their catch on 2014 catch record cards starting June 1. Language on the catch cards stating that they are valid from July 1, 2014 through September 1 2014 has been waived to accommodate a June 1 opening in that marine area.


Crab Limits and Rules

Species Min. size Limit Season Additional Rules
Dungeness Crab 6.25" 5 Males see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell, females and undersized crab.
Catch record card required.
Red Rock Crab 5" Six crab
Either sex
see above Must retain back shell while in the field.
Must release all softshell crab.

NOTE: all fishing gear must be removed from the water
by one hour after sunset on the last day of any fishing period.

Last Updated: Jul 1, 2014

Click on the map below in the area
for crab season and limit information

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