Giant Crab Fishery
The giant crab fishery is a comparatively small fishery with the annual harvest set at 20.7 tonnes but with a high landed value of around $2 million. The fishery has been commercially targeted since the early 1990s moving from open access to limited entry.
Managing the fishery
Total Allowable Catch
The Minister of Primary Industries and Water has set the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery at 20.7 tonnes equating to 20 kilograms per unit for the 2021/22 quota year.
Landed Catch by Month - 2021/22 Quota Year
Quota year 2021/22 TAC
|Total Caught (tonnes)||Total Uncaught||% of TAC taken|
*Landed catch as of 30 June 2021
Giant Crab Project
Giant Crab Enhanced Data Collection - Innovative approaches to enhance data collection in the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian Giant Crab Fisheries. For more information about this project, see Giant Crab Enhanced Data Collection.