Monitoring Queensland's mud crabs

McCormack, Catherine, McGilvray, Jason, and Helmke, Sue (2008) Monitoring Queensland's mud crabs. In: Australian Society for Fish Biology Workshop and Conference Proceedings. p. 127. From: ASFB 2008: Assessing Recreational Fisheries: current and future challenges, 16-18 September, 2008, Sydney, NSW.

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Mud crabs, Scylla serrata, are a highly desired species utilized by commercial, recreational and indigenous sectors along the entire Queensland coast. Since 1999, the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F) have monitored mud crab populations through annual surveys in various river systems around the Queensland coastline. In 2005–06 the DPI&F conducted a comprehensive review of it's mud crab monitoring program. The review aimed to reassess the program objectives to ensure the data being collected were appropriate to monitor mud crab stocks in Queensland. The review enabled DPI&F to assess whether the 17 sites monitored were still appropriate and reflected regions of high harvest and regions in close vicinity to a large resident population. This presentation will demonstrate some of the key factors leading to the review, data used to assess our objectives and the changes to the program as a result of the review.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
ISBN: 978‐0‐9804011‐5‐8
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FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070402 Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment @ 50%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830202 Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) @ 50%
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