Blue Swimmer Crab ( Portunus armatus ) and Sand Crab ( Ovalipes australiensis ) Resource in the South Coast Bioregion of Western Australia
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
The blue swimmer crab (Portunus armatus) is found along the entire coastline of Western Australia (WA) in a range of estuarine, inshore and continental shelf areas (<50 m). In the South Coast Bioregion (SCB), blue swimmer crabs are retained as by-product in commercial nets of the 25 licences operating in the South Coast Estuarine Managed Fishery (SCEMF) and targeted by purpose-designed crab traps allocated to fishers in Princess Royal and Oyster Harbours in Albany.
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Johnston, D, Harris, D, and Yeoh, D. (2020), Blue Swimmer Crab ( Portunus armatus ) and Sand Crab ( Ovalipes australiensis ) Resource in the South Coast Bioregion of Western Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth. Report 310.
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