Crab season in Cockburn sound opens 15th December!
As the weather warms up Blue Manna or Blue Swimmer crabs start emerging from the depths around Perth. You may take 10 per person or 20 per boat if 2 or more persons are on the boat.
However, please note the closures below, outside of these closure zones and times, the taking of crabs is permitted anytime.
CLOSED SEASON FOR BLUE SWIMMER CRABS
Peel-Harvey Estuary – closed season, 1 September to 31 October
Fishing for blue swimmer crabs is prohibited in the Peel Inlet and the channel entrance, Harvey Estuary and Dawesville Cut from 1 September – 31 October. The spring fishing closure protects crab breeding stocks, and allows female crabs to spawn before the fishery re-opens.
Cockburn Sound – closed season, 1 April to 14 December
Cockburn Sound is closed to all crab fishing during this period.
for further information visit fisheries website: