Spanner crab working group

Participants at the spanner crab workshop (May 2018) will provide advice on the development of a spanner crab harvest strategy, and will oversee the review of the existing decision rules.

The Queensland Spanner Crab Fishery is a single species fishery which extends across all Queensland waters and consists of two separate management areas (A & B) divided north and south by latitude 23 degrees south (near Yeppoon). Most of the catch from the fishery occurs within southern component of the fishery (Management Area A) where the fishery is managed using individual transferable quota units (ITQs).