Late-season crabbing underway

Fishery managers from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved late-season crabbing in several marine areas in Puget Sound, including Whidbey Island.

The season opened at 8 a.m. this past Saturday. Crabbing will be allowed seven days a week through Dec. 31. The daily catch limit is five hard shell Dungeness crab with a minimum carapace width of 6.25 inches. Anglers can only retain males. Crabbers can also catch six red rock crab of either sex per day with a minimum carapace width of 5 inches.

Dungeness crab catches must be noted on winter catch record cards.

• Visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/ for more information on rules and regulations.

More in News

Sewage plant recognized as project of the year

Oak Harbor’s new clean water facility was recently honored as one of… Continue reading

Workshop looks at rising sea level

Whidbey Island dwellers may have a interest in the effects rising sea… Continue reading

Man held on $100,000 bail for child porn

An Oak Harbor man admitted to having “multiple gigabytes” of child pornography… Continue reading

Pumpkin pickers needed

Liz Sherman picks sugar pie pumpkins at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville.… Continue reading

Leaders work on plan to end homelessness

Whidbey leaders and residents have been discussing the issue of homelessness for… Continue reading

Agreement reached between hospital, island fire districts

After months of negotiating, North and Central Whidbey fire districts have reached… Continue reading

Getting clean: Family reunites, offers hope for others battling addiction

Daniel and Adriana Aivles were addicted to heroin and living out of… Continue reading

Dog owners still breaking leash laws at Greenbank Farm

To address ongoing issues with dogs straying into farmland at the Greenbank… Continue reading

Island County cuts off its funding for Spin Cafe

An Oak Harbor day shelter for homeless people is hoping to repair… Continue reading

Most Read