OLYMPIA — State officials are extending the sport crabbing season on Hood Canal and a portion of the Admiralty Inlet until Feb. 28.
Most other sport crabbing in the Puget Sound will close Dec. 31. They are scheduled to reopen next summer.
The only portion of Admiralty Inlet that will remain open until Feb. 28 is the area north of the Hood Canal Bridge to the Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point line.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is extending the sport crab fishery in those areas because there are plenty of crabs remaining.