Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Blue swimmer crabs (Portunus armatus) are found along the entire coastline of Western Australia in a range of estuarine, inshore and continental shelf areas (<50 m). In the West Coast Bioregion (WCB), crab fisheries are centred in estuaries and coastal embayments from Geographe Bay to the Swan River. Commercial fisheries include the Cockburn Sound Crab Managed Fishery (CSCMF), the Warnbro Sound Crab Managed Fishery, the Swan-Canning Estuary (SCE) Crab Fishery (Area 1 of the West Coast Estuarine Managed Fishery (WCEMF)), Peel-Harvey Crab Fishery (Area 2 of the WCEMF), Hardy Inlet (Area 3 of the WCEMF) and the Mandurah to Bunbury Developing Crab Fishery (Area 1, Comet Bay and Area 2, Mandurah-Bunbury).
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Johnston, D, Yeoh, D, Harris, D, and Fisher, E. (2020), Blue Swimmer Crab ( Portunus armatus ) Resource in the West Coast Bioregion, Western Australia Part 1: Peel Harvey Estuary, Cockburn Sound and Swan Canning Estuary. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth. Report 307.
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