Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Fishing for the blue swimmer crab, Portunus armatus, represents an iconic Western Australian recreational fishing experience. State-wide integrated surveys of boat-based recreational fishing conducted by the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia (DoF) in 2011/12 and 2013/14 reported that three times more blue swimmer crabs were caught than any other recreational species (Ryan etal., 2013; Ryan et al., 2015).
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Crab fisheries, Blue swimmer crab, Portunus armatus, Recreational fishing, Recreational fishery statistics, Community participation, Research programmes, Fishery management, Fishery surveys, Catch statistics, Tagging, Swan River - Western Australia, Leschenault Inlet - Western Australia, Geographe Bay - Western Australia. ;Western Australia
Harris, D, Johnston, D, Baker, J, and Foster, M. (2017), Adopting a Citizen Science approach to develop cost-effective methods that will deliver annual information for managing small-scale recreational fisheries: The Southwest Recreational Crabbing Project. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth. Report 281.
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