This is set to be a bumper season for Blue Swimmer Crabs, so don’t forget to familiarise yourself with the new size, bag and boat limits.
The minimum legal size for a Blue Swimmer Crab is 11cm measured across the crabs shell from the base of the largest spines. The bag limit for Blue Swimmer and Sand Crab is 20 per person per day and 60 per boat (where three or more people are on board).
All female crabs carrying eggs are protected; if you catch one please return it carefully to the water.
Size limits are in place to support the long-term sustainability for fish stocks. View Blue Swimmer Crab fishing limits.