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 Blue swimmer crab standing on a sandy sea bed
Wednesday 30 August 2017

Annual closure protects spawning crabs

Crabbing in the Peel-Harvey Estuary is closed from 1 September to 31 October to protect breeding stocks.

The Peel Inlet, including the channel entrance, Harvey Estuary, Dawesville Cut and all man-made waterways are closed to all crab fishing during this period.

The annual closure protects breeding stocks and allows female blue swimmer crabs to spawn before the fishery reopens on 1 November.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules.

You can also download our Recreational fishing guide in booklet size or the A4 print-friendly version.

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