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A Fisheries officer engaging with visitors, with a large deep sea crab shell on display

Check out the enormous deep sea crab we will have on display.

Friday 16 March 2018

Blue swimmers and sustainability on show at Crab Fest

​Join us on 17-18 March at the 20th annual Mandurah Crab Fest for giveaways and fun children’s activities.

Come and have a chat with our Fisheries Officers and community education staff to find out more about blue swimmer crab fishing and other WA recreational fishing rules.

You can also pick up your free crab gauges and ‘fish ruler’ stickers, and try your skills at fish identification using the Recfishwest app.

We’ll show you how to correctly handle and measure crabs so you don’t get nipped. And there’s plenty to occupy the youngsters too with our fun fishing games, colour-in sheets and special crab face masks.

You can also learn about the valuable work we are doing with the recreational and commercial fishing communities to ensure the Peel-Harvey crab and sea mullet fishery stays sustainable and keeps its valuable Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

On Saturday, tantalise your tastebuds at the seafood cooking demonstration, with MSC Global Ambassador Bart Van Olphen and WA’s Food Ambassador Don Hancey who will be preparing some Mandurah sea mullet fillets, with opportunities to sample tasty fare.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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