May 14, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Puget Sound Dungeness crab fisheries faced with summer closures south of Vashon Island due to poor abundance levels

The hey days of the Puget Sound Dungeness crab fisheries could be a thing of the past as some marine areas mainly south of Seattle will be faced with summer closures due a drastic dip in abundance. “We haven’t been this low in Puget Sound for Dungeness crab harvest since 2012, and...

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Nov 13, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Recent salmon closures may be a downer, but other fun options around heading into Thanksgiving and beyond

The marine chinook salmon fisheries this month have come to a screeching halt, after state Fish and Wildlife determined the sub-legal encounter rate was alarmingly high. Salmon fishing is now closed as of Nov. 13 until further notice in Marine Catch Areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 (northern Puget Sound and...

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Oct 03, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Break out the crab pots: Some marine areas reopen Saturday for winter Dungeness crab fishing

Great news for those who like to pursue Dungeness crabs! The winter Dungeness crab fisheries are set to open this Saturday (Oct. 7) after summer catch assessments taken by state Fish and Wildlife showed enough remained in the catch quota. “It was definitely not a good summer,” said Don Velasquez,...