Dungeness season outlook is bright

Dungeness crab lovers will get another chance when the fishing season reopens Oct. 1 in many areas of Puget Sound.

State Fish and Wildlife determined that enough crab remained in the projected catch harvest that comes on the heels of what had been a banner summer season.

The projected crab harvest Puget Sound before the start of the summer season was 2.5 to 3 million pounds compared to last year’s record harvest of 2.4 million.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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