Commercial crabbing resumes in Shoal Bay

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Commercial crabbing resumes in Shoal Bay

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:29 am

It appears that after a hiatus from 2014, commercial crabbing has resumed crabbing in Darwin's Shoal Bay.

There is a belief among some fishos that the whole bay is closed to pro crabbing, but Shoal Bay has never been fully closed to pro crabbing, only some of the creeks are off limits.

There has been a push to have the whole bay closed to commercial crabbing, which has not yet happened.

Given that Shoal Bay is hugely popular for recreational crabbing, and forms such an important part of the Darwin fishing and outdoors lifestyle, there is a strong argument to have it closed.

AFANT's report here ... https://afant.com.au/afant-calls-for-ur ... shoal-bay/



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Re: Commercial crabbing resumes in Shoal Bay

Post by joesgotone » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:55 pm

I don't even carry pots and am not happy about this. If your doing it for money, spend some and travel away from the rec areas around Darwin.
how many is enough lures, rods and reels. Is there a magic number, considering you usually only catch 1 fish on a single lure on the one rod and reel your casting with.

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Re: Commercial crabbing resumes in Shoal Bay

Post by nomad » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:55 am

While ever its legal they are entitled to crab there. :evil:
So much for the MOU.
If you want it stopped, legislate for it

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Re: Commercial crabbing resumes in Shoal Bay

Post by Jeno » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:01 am

Well this is just not good enough, with the what has been going on in Territory politics over the last 2 weeks the last thing Labour need is angry voters.....so....strike while the iron is hot....please write to Nicole Manison and demand Shoal Bay be off limits to commercial crabbers.
No matter where you go, there you are!

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Re: Commercial crabbing resumes in Shoal Bay

Post by ronje » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:08 pm

Apart from telling the Govt, you need to tell their puppet AFANT.

They'd surely have about $450 K sitting in their coffers ready to keep the management in the style to which they've become accustomed for the next 4 years or so if/when their annual support is cut off.
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