Authors

Fiona Crowe

Publication Date

11-1994

Series Number

No. 64

Publisher

Fisheries Department Perth Western Australia.

City

Perth

Abstract

In recent years fishing effort for the blue summer/manna crabs (Portunus pelagicus) in Warnbro Sound has increased dramatically and concerns have been raised about the state of stocks of crabs in Warnbro Sound. As a result of the increased pressure being put on the limited resource, the relationship between professional and recreational user groups has become sensitive. It is therefore appropriate that measures ensure the responsible management of the Warnbro Sound Crab Fishery be introduced. Gear, bag limit and size restrictions on the taking of blue swimmer crabs by recreational fishermen already exists as part of the the overall recreational fishing management strategy for the state.

Number of Pages

22

Keywords

Crab fisheries, Portunus pelagicus, Fisheries management, Blue swimmer/manna crabs, Warnbro Sound - Western Australia.

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