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Fisheries Minister announces Recreational and Commercial Peel Harvey Crab fisheries move to MSC

14 March 2015

The blue swimmer crab fishery in Western Australia’s Peel-Harvey inlet is seeking a gold standard for sustainable fisheries.

Read the WA Fisheries Minister's Media Release: Peel-Harvey Crab mark commitment to sustainabilty

Celebrating Fisheries Minister Ken Baston's announcement at the Mandurah Crab Fest that both the commercial and recreational crab fisheries, in a world-first collaboration, would seek MSC certification - the international gold standard in fisheries environmental and sustainability certification

Left to Right: Recfishwest CEO, Dr Andrew Rowland; Acting Director General, Department of Fisheries, Heather Brayford; Mandurah Professional Crab Fisherman & WA FIshing Industry Council Director, Damien Bell;  Deputy Mayor, City of Mandurah, Darren Lee; Fisheries Minister, Ken Baston; Channel 7 House Rules celebrities Carol and Russell Brampton and MSC's Matt Watson. Damien Bell's two sons, and potential  future third generation commercial fishermen, were happy to show their pride in their father's catch.


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Download The West Australian Peel Harvey Crab(389.7kb)

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