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Keep crab pots compliant and no-one gets crabby

Queensland summers and crab fishing go together and recreational fishers are reminded to always follow the rules of responsible crabbing, including the proper use of fishing gear.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the level of compliance with crabbing regulations is generally high, with most recreational crab fishers doing the right thing and fishing by the rules.

“I’m pleased to hear that Fisheries officers in the South Coast region have conducted 223 patrols and 539 inspections related to crab fishing so far this year, with a 91 per cent compliance rate among fishers,” Mr Furner said.

View full QLD Media Statement > https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/94100