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Borrow a crab trap from Kwiaht (From Organizations)
Lopez Island
July 30, 2020
Posted by Madrona Murphy, Lopez Island

Kwiaht wants to make sure everyone in the islands has access to sustainable, healthy wild foods. You can borrow a crab trap (with line, rot cord, and crab ruler) from our lending library of harvesting and processing tools; available on Lopez for anyone with a shellfish license or under the age of 15 (when no license is required--though you still need a catch record card to keep Dungeness crabs). To borrow a trap get in touch with Madrona (madrona@kwiaht.org) who will arrange contactless pick-up. If you need a float for your trap we have those as well (to keep). You can also donate supplies to our library-- we're collecting fishing, crabbing, and shrimping gear, and canning jars. Find rules for crabbing in Washington State at WDFW https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfishing-regulations/crab