Free Online Crabber Workshop
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Free online crabbing workshop June 30 at 6PM

Want to learn more about crabbing in Puget Sound? Need advice on how to set up your gear so you can catch more crab?

Join the Northwest Straits Foundation and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for a live virtual workshop, opportunities to ask questions included. The program is free, but registration required

MRC Kelp Monitoring Video From The Northwest Straits Commission

Of the 23 species of large brown algae (known as kelp) that are native to Puget Sound, the beautiful Nereocystis luetkeana, or bull kelp, is the largest. Reaching a canopy height of 60’ or more, this is likely the one you’ve tangled in a propeller, marked as a prized fishing spot or dive site, or perhaps eaten – pickled, as a tasty appetizer. In response to concerns about declining bull kelp populations in some parts of the Sound, and mounting interest in kelp restoration, the Northwest Straits Commission is gathering information for use in local and regional planning and research.