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Licensing for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Birch Bay offers variety of marine life to be harvested straight out of the bay all year long, following links and bullet points highlight our services and resource available through Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

To harvest any marine life, anyone aged 15 and over is required to purchase a recreational license to participate.

Learn about purchasing a license. Buying a license.


Before taking a trip out to the bay, it is recommended that you check the status of Red Tide in the bay. You can click on the link to be directed to states red tide status website: RED TIDE STATUS



Crabbing information for Birch Bay area: Crabbing link

Shellfish Regulation Hotline: 866 880-5431

Official website for WDFW

8050 Harborview Rd. Blaine, WA 98230 -- (360) 371-7233