Giant Crab Fishery
The giant crab fishery is a comparatively small fishery with the annual harvest set at 20.7 tonnes but with a high landed value of around $2 million. The fishery has been commercially targeted since the early 1990s, moving from open access to limited entry.
Managing the fishery
Total Allowable Catch
For the 2022/23 quota year, the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery has been maintained at 20.7 tonnes, equating to 20 kilograms per unit.
Landed Catch by Month - 2021/22 Quota Year
*Landed catch as of 18 January 2022
Giant Crab Project
Giant Crab Enhanced Data Collection - Innovative approaches to enhance data collection in the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian Giant Crab Fisheries. For more information about this project, see Giant Crab Enhanced Data Collection.