Giant Crab Fishery

The giant crab (Pseudocarcinus gigas) fishery is a comparatively small fishery with annual harvest set at 46.6 tonnes, but is of relatively high value, with the landed valued estimated to be around $2 million. The fishery has been commercially targeted since the early 1990s moving from being open access to limited entry and is now managed by individual transferable quotas.
Fish illustration by Peter Gouldthorpe

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Wild Fisheries Management
1 Franklin Wharf
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000, 1300 368 550
Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au