Volunteers sought for Dungeness crab study

9/1 Peninsula Daily News -Volunteers sought for Dungeness crab study -Peninsula Daily News

HOOD CANAL — Volunteers are needed to help collect Dungeness crab larvae in Hood Canal, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Admiralty Inlet – as well as other parts of Puget Sound and in the San Juan Islands.

The effort is part of a project coordinated by the Suquamish tribe’s shellfish biologist, Paul Williams, and Leif Rasmuson, the Skokomish tribe’s shellfish management biologist.

The focus of the project is the declining Dungeness crab population in Hood Canal.

The amount of crab caught in the area has fallen from 698,000 pounds in 2005 to just 168,000 pounds in 2008.

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