Recent changes in the reporting system now in effect: Fishery managers rely on individual catch record card reports to estimate recreational harvest and to set future crabbing opportunities.By completing catch record cards, fishers play a vital role in maintaining sustainable harvest opportunities.

Fish Track offers all of the tools needed to be successful in the sport of deep sea fishing.

The fishing charts tool offers the latest SST and Chlorophyll images for the world's top sport fishing locations.

For more information on fishing, please contact the WDFW Fish Program.

360-902-2700 Fish Program District Biologists For fishing regulation questions, e-mail us at: [email protected] For all other questions and comments, e-mail us at: [email protected] Crabbing is one of Puget Sound’s most popular recreational fisheries.

* The exemption does not apply for the federal duck stamp or tarpon tags.

Youth under the age of 16 do not need a fishing license, although they must abide by all other fishing regulations such as gear type, bag and size limits.

Each year, sport fishers catch more than a million pounds of Dungeness crab, using pots, ring nets and – in the case of wade and dive fishers – their bare hands.

In addition to meeting licensing requirements, everyone who fishes for crab in Puget Sound must carry and complete catch record cards to account for all Dungeness crab they catch.

They are not required to purchase the following recreational licenses and permits: You can get a complimentary senior card at many county tax collectors office, but it is not necessary.