Commercial crab fisheries
Most commercial crab fishing operations in Queensland are small-scale businesses, and many licensed crab fishers are also licensed to work in the inshore net fishery.
In Queensland, commercial crab fishers operate in 3 different fisheries:
- mud crab fishery
- blue swimmer crab fishery
- spanner crab fishery.
This guide contains information about commercial crab fishing in Queensland, including managed areas, gear used, regulations and licensing.