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Blue swimmer crab recreational fishing

Blue swimmer crabs are one of the most popular species targetted by recreational fishers in Western Australia.

Closed seasons apply in certain areas. In addition, when fishing for crabs or getting to your fishing spot with the use of a powered boat, at least one person on the boat needs a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence (RFBL).  

 
Information on crab fishing rules can be found online or in our printed guides:

Last modified: 23/06/2016 12:01 PM

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