Gross Value of Productions

Gross Value of Production (GVP) of the commercial pot fishery was estimated at $4.7 million in 2010/11 (EconSearch 2012).

SA Blue Crabs

Blue Crabs (Portunus armatus) are found mainly in the warmer waters of Gulf St Vincent (GSV) and Spencer Gulf, but also throughout State waters.

Commercial Blue Crab Pot Fishery

Commercial Blue Crab Pot Fishery established in 1996. There are now 9 licences in total – 4 in GSV and 5 in Spencer Gulf.

The South Australian Blue Crab Pot Fishers Association Inc. is the representative body for commercial blue crab pot fishers and is governed by licence holders. Established in 1999, the Association’s membership base now encompasses 100% of commercial blue crab pot licences in South Australia across both the Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent. The Association’s membership prides itself on its responsible approach to involvement in the sustainable management of this iconic South Australian species, in collaboration with the State Government. The Association exists to promote its members interests, and the industry itself, through the provision of a forum to share knowledge and information ensuring all stakeholders are well-informed regarding the best practices employed within the fishery. The Association takes a proactive and professional approach towards stakeholder engagement and ensuring best practice in fishery management. Association members are proud to sustainably catch and supply this superior, premium quality, wild-caught product for the enjoyment of the consuming public.  

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