Summer Crab Management in Washington Takes Effect this Weekend
This weekend is the time for outdoor barbecues, fireworks, celebrating America's independence and the start of the summer crab fishery in Washington.
While not nearly as anticipated as a welcome holiday over the Fourth of July weekend, Washington crabbers will have to adhere to new rules starting July 3. The rules are intended to protect soft-shelled crab through the end of the season and have been in place since 2015.
As of Sunday, coastal crabbers cannot possess or land crab in excess of 2,500 pounds during any weekly ...
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