Publication Date

5-2020

Series Number

309

Publisher

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

ISBN

978-1-921258-69-5

ISSN

2202-5758

Abstract

Blue swimmer crabs (Portunus armatus) are found along the entire coastline of Western Australia in a range of estuarine, inshore and continental shelf environments (<50 m).

Crab fisheries in the West Coast Bioregion are centred in the estuaries and coastal embayments from the Swan-Canning Estuary south to Geographe Bay. Major commercial and recreational fisheries in this Bioregion include the Cockburn Sound Crab Managed Fishery, the Swan-Canning Estuary Crab Fishery (Area 1 of the West Coast Estuarine Managed Fishery), and the Peel-Harvey Crab Fishery (Area 2 of the West Coast Estuarine Managed Fishery). Refer to Johnston et al. (2020b) for detailed information on these fisheries.

Number of Pages

93

Keywords

Western Australia

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