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Understanding environmental and fisheries factors causing fluctuations in mud crab and blue swimmer crab fisheries in Northern Australia to inform harvest strategies

Robins, J. B., Northrop, A. R., Grubert, M.A. and Buckworth, R. C. (2020) Understanding environmental and fisheries factors causing fluctuations in mud crab and blue swimmer crab fisheries in Northern Australia to inform harvest strategies. Project Report. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Deakin, ACT.

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Abstract

The current project investigated relationships between environmental factors and harvests of crabs in the Gulf of Carpentaria (GoC), northern Australia. This was in response to industry and managerial concerns about consistent declines in harvests of GoC Giant Mud Crab (Scylla serrata). In the orthern Territory (NT), declines occurred between 2009 and 2016, whilst in Queensland (Qld), declines occurred between 2013 and 2016. The declines occurred despite different management arrangements (e.g. NT harvests females, whereas Qld does not), suggesting common environmental factors were involved.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Animal Science, Fisheries Queensland
Keywords:Crab fisheries -- Queensland Crab fisheries -- Northern Territory Fish stock assessment -- Carpentaria, Gulf of (N.T. and Qld.) Fishery resources -- Carpentaria, Gulf of (N.T. and Qld.) Fishery management -- Carpentaria, Gulf of (N.T. and Qld.) Mud crabs -- Queensland Mud crabs -- Northern Territory Portunus pelagicus Portunus armatus
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery resources
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery meteorology. Climatic factors
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Shellfish fisheries
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Seafood gathering
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Recreational Fishing (Angling etc)
Deposited On:30 Sep 2020 03:04
Last Modified:30 Sep 2020 03:04

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