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Get cracking: Crabbing season opens Friday

Boatloads of crabbers hope to kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a bang when the season officially opens Friday, July 1.

"Crabbing seasons should be similar to recent years around most of Puget Sound," said Don Velasquez, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife crustacean biologist. "Still, some areas with continued low abundance will see limited seasons or remain closed this year to promote Dungeness population recovery."

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