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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.

Information on fishing rules for blue swimmer crabs including size and bag limits can be found online or in Crabbing for blue swimmer crabs in the west coast region (multilingual) and Crabbing in the Gascoyne region.

Last modified: 2/02/2017 5:19 PM

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