Dungeness crab devotees could be in store for another banner summer season when the fishery officially kicks off July 2 in most marine areas of Puget Sound.

“Based on the crab abundance we’re looking at a projected harvest of 2.5 to 3 million pounds in Puget Sound,” said Rich Childers, the state Fish and Wildlife crab resource manager.

That would be higher than last year’s record harvest of 2.4 million pounds.

One early sign of what lies ahead was the early opening of Hood Canal this past Monday, more than two weeks sooner than expected.

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Jessica Hathaway is the former editor in chief of National Fisherman.

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