Draft NSW Spanner Crab Harvest Strategy

The Draft NSW Spanner Crab Harvest Strategy has been released for public consultation and submissions are now invited.
A spanner crab being held
A spanner crab being held

What’s this about?

The draft harvest strategy applies to Spanner Crab (Ranina ranina) in NSW waters. It has been developed by the Spanner Crab Harvest Strategy Working Group, a sub-committee of the Commercial Fishing NSW Advisory Council, supported by staff from the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries branch.

Harvest strategies are a best-practice tool for fisheries management used around the world. The final NSW Spanner Crab Harvest Strategy will provide a contemporary management framework identifying objectives, monitoring arrangements and decision rules for managing harvest and maintaining stock biomass around target levels. Harvest strategies are a key deliverable under the NSW Marine Estate Management Strategy 2018–2028 and under DPI’s Stronger Primary Industries Strategy 2022–2030.

Have your say

The draft Harvest Strategy is now available on the Draft NSW Spanner Crab Harvest Strategy webpage.

Submissions can be made until Sunday 8 January 2023 using the online form provided.

Online consultation

23 November 2022 to 8 January 2023

Online form for submissions

Consultation period

From:23 November 2022
To:8 January 2023

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 0448 398 133
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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