Record year likely for sport crabbing in local waters
The Kitsap Sun reports that about 2.1 million pounds of crabs were taken from Puget Sound waters in the summer season, which spans from July 1 and Labor Day, with additional harvest coming during the fall and winter.
Rich Childers of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife say he will tally the total amount of crab after the catch reporting is completed on Feb. 1. Based on the summer harvest, it appears that more crabs were caught this year than any year since annual estimates were first made in 1996.
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