This post originally appeared on Amazon’s Al Dente blog on August 18, 2011. Dungeness Crab season is in full swing out here in the Puget Sound so I decided to pull this post from my archives and bring it back to life here on my new website. The links to the interactive WDFW quiz and the informative PDF brochure continue to work, so check them out.
Here in Washington State, the Dungeness crabbing season is in full swing!
If you live in the Puget Sound region and want to try your hand at crabbing for Dungeness, then be sure to test the waters by taking this fun little quiz right at your desk at home. I discovered this interactive quiz this morning while doing some research on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. I was poking around the crab section, which is quite comprehensive. I easily found information on licensing, harvesting, identification, and preparation. The quiz is fun because it asks basic questions and if you don’t get the answer correct, you are encouraged to review the material! (Aha! We’ve already gone back to school, haven’t we?)
The website also features a video and a useful informative downloadable PDF brochure. If you do go crabbing and manage to haul some home, be sure to have some crabby tools such as these on deck and at the ready!
Photo of Dungeness crab by Carolyn Trainer