I’ve been hearing noises from usuallyreliable sources that the commercialallocation of our blue swimmercrab fshery is likely to be increasedsubstantially yet again. If that does turnout to the case, there are sure to beplenty of rumblings from within therecreational sector. After all, blue crabsare among the most popular targetswith SA’s rank and fle anglers, and manyare already unhappy about the level ofprofessional involvement in the fshery.For many years South Aussies wereallowed to catch 40 blue swimmers perperson per day, up to a maximum of 120per boat. Regardless of how you look atit, that was a lot of crabs – undoubtedlytoo many when you consider how tightthe regulations are on other popularspecies like whiting and snapper. Therecent reduction of 50 per cent broughtthe maximum rec’ crab catch back to20, which most consider now to be justabout right.
Genre: Sport, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 407 pages
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