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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