What if I fail to file my Puget Sound Dungeness crab catch report?
A $10 penalty will be added to the cost of your next Puget Sound crab endorsement if you fail to report by the due date printed on your catch card.
To submit your crab report, you will need your WILD ID or Social Security number, date of birth and crab catch record card document number. On your Crab Catch Report Card, your WILD ID is listed just below your name in the upper left section of the card (below the barcode). It is also listed above the barcode of your recreational license. The crab catch record card document number is listed above the barcode and above catch recording boxes.
The catch record card is an important management tool for estimating the recreational crab harvest. State law requires all fishermen record their catch of Dungeness crab on their card and return their cards or report online even if no crab were caught.
Cards can be mailed to: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fish Program Catch Record Cards, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia WA 98501-1091.Information for this feature comes from wdfw.wa.gov/help.