When WDFW announced our 2020 Puget Sound Winter Dungeness Crab season, Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 were omitted. After a little more survey work, they determined that we get a shot at crabbing close to Everett!
Date: October 10
Purpose: The purpose of this emergency rule is to open recreational crab seasons in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2.
Reasons for this finding: This rule will open Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 to recreational crabbing based on the updated
recreational crab summer estimates generated on October 5, 2020. Sufficient numbers of crab exist in these areas to allow
for a recreational harvest season. The other areas listed in the regulation have been open for recreational crabbing since
October 1, 2020. There is insufficient time to adopt permanent rules.
Riptidefish.com will occasionally post information on WDFW regulation changes, but the ultimate authority is the WDFW website. Please visit for the most current regulations. WDFW Emergency Rule Changes List and WDFW Emergency Rule Updates and News.