Giant Crab Fishery

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The giant crab fishery is a comparatively small fishery with the annual harvest set at 46.6 tonnes but with a high landed value of ​around $2 mill​ion. The fishery has been commercially targeted since the early 1990s moving from open access to limited entry. It is now managed by individual transferable quotas under the provisions of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995​​ and the Fisheries (Giant Crab) Rules 2013​​.
Fish illustration by Peter Gouldthorpe 

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Contact

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