Fishery Permit - Deep Water Crab

PIRSA is not accepting any further applications in respect to the Deep Water Crab exploratory fishery.

Feedback was sought on an application to PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture for an Exploratory or Developmental Fishery permit. The permit will allow harvesting of deep water crabs in the waters of South Australia at depths greater than 300m.

The Developmental Fishery regulations introduced in December 2013 allow for:

  • new and emerging fishing opportunities to be explored and developed in a sustainable way
  • an open and transparent process that has some flexibility for new ventures.

An Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) risk assessment has been completed and was also presented for feedback.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the proposed changes please contact:

Annabel Jones, Program Leader Commercial Fishing.
Phone: (08) 8226 2962
Page Last Reviewed: 01 Jun 2015
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