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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Blue swimmer crab recreational fishing

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

Bag and size limits apply. Closed seasons apply in certain areas. In addition, when fishing for crabs with the use of a powered vessel, a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence is required.

For more information about the rules, including bag and size limits, see our recreational fishing rules​. For more information about the rules in a number of different languages see our Recreational fishing guides page.

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