The Snohomish County MRC developed the "Catch More Crabs" campaign, which is now Puget Sound-wide and managed by the Northwest Straits Foundation. In 2010 and 2011, the MRC Dungeness Crabber subcommittee produced outreach materials aimed at reducing the number of recreational crab pots lost in Port Susan, Possession Sound and Port Gardner during the 2010 crabbing season. The original principle outreach message was “Keep Your Crab Pot, Eat More Crabs.”
To convey this message, an informational map was developed. The map features reminders for best management practices and notes potential hazards that can increase the likelihood of pot loss. The maps were distributed to recreational crabbers at boat launches, sporting good stores, and area parks. WSU Beach Watcher volunteers spoke with crabbers about hazards and best practices to avoid losing crab pots. These face-to-face contacts are essential to reducing the number of crab pots lost annually in Puget Sound.