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Associate memberships of the corporation shall be those persons, businesses or supporters in the Washington State crab industry. This category shall be open to businesses that outfit, depend on or support the crab fishing industry, former crab license holding individuals, and those other persons that indicate an interest in supporting the purpose of the corporation. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote but may receive all information normally sent to all active members.
Honorary members of the corporation shall be those persons elected to such categories by the Board of Directors at any meeting thereof, without notice. Honorary members shall not be entitled to vote, receive written notice of meeting of the active membership, or participate in the call of such meetings. Honorary members shall not be required to pay dues.
The active members of the corporation shall consist of persons whose background, experience or interests indicate that they will support the purposes of the corporation, provided that all active members must be engaged in the Puget Sound Crab Fishery and must own or lease a current license for such fishery as is issued by the State of Washington, Department of Fisheries. The Board of Directors may elect such persons at any meeting thereof, without notice. Active members, for notice and voting purpose, shall be those whose current dues have been paid.