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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.

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