New Giant Crab Management Plan

Fish illustration by Peter GouldthorpeThe giant crab management plan (Fisheries (Giant Crab) Rules 2013) came into force on 1 March 2013.

The primary amendments found in the 2013 management plan include:

    • the removal of carryover provisions;
    • the removal of the maximum size limit for giant crab;
    • giant crab to be taken under the authority of a single licence held on a fishing certificate;
    • the removal of interstate unloading provisions; and
    • all giant crab to be unloaded before a fishing vessel leaves State waters.
The giant crab fishery management plan, the Fisheries (Giant Crab) Rules 2013 is available to view from the Tasmanian legislation website.

Further information:

Contact: Fisheries Management Officer (Crustacean)
James Parkinson
Fisheries Management Officer
1 Franklin Wharf HOBART TAS 7000 TAS
Phone: 03 6165 3045
Email: james.parkinson@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
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