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Reopen – Blue Swimmer Crabs – Peel-Harvey Estuary: Closed season 1 September – 31 October (inclusive).

31 October 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Peel-Harvey Estuary: Closed season 1 September – 31 October (inclusive).

The Peel Inlet, including the channel entrance, Harvey Estuary and Dawesville Cut and all man-made waterways are closed to all crab fishing during this period.

The closure protects crab breeding stocks, and allows female crabs to spawn before the fishery reopens.

Cockburn Sound: Closed to crab fishing – see Cockburn Sound map below.

The Cockburn Sound crab fishery is closed to protect the blue swimmer crab breeding stock.

This closure is an important measure required for the recovery of the crab stock after research showed a significant decline in the number of crabs in Cockburn Sound due to environmental and biological factors.


Find out what’s happening across the state and stay up to date with recreational fishing closures.

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