Commercial crab occurs mainly in the Gulf of Carpentaria and more than 99% of commercial catches are giant mud crabs. They must use sea pots that comply with the fishing regulations in force. A float bearing the vessel identification number shall be attached to the pots. The pot should have a volume of less than half a cubic meter and should not exceed 1 meter in any direction. There are rules you must follow when using traps, dillies and nets for fishing in the Northern Territory (NT). Access to all recreational fishing rules on Fisheries NT website The Northern Territory`s recreational fishing rules are designed to ensure sustainability, optimal fishing performance and equitable distribution of community-owned resources. Recreational fishers in the Northwest Territories take pride in protecting their fishing and aquatic environment, and all rules are followed. So get on board. Read before you go and KNOW YOUR LIMITS! You must follow all these rules for the Daly River Fish Management Area: Most are caught during the dry season. A rising tide can provide the best crab.
You can have a maximum of 10 traps or dillies per boat if there are two or more people on board, except in the Daly River Fish Management Area. Dillies must be made with a mesh size of at least 15 mm when stretched. E-mail address, telephone and contact address for this service in the form of a simple two-column table, header and then data. A crab that has recently lost its shell may not be full of flesh and you should put it back in the water. A trawl is pulled by hand into the water. Anything you catch with a trawl net should be thrown into the water to prevent the death of loose or unwanted fish. When fixed, the sides of the dillies should collapse and the net should lie flat. All entrances must be equipped with a rigid turtle exclusion ring with a maximum diameter of 90 mm.
NORTHERN TERRITORY CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MUD CRAB FISHING The dillies must not contain any material for catching fish or aquatic life. Follow all these tips to make sure your crab is full of meat: you`ll find mud crabs on streams and rivers, and on the coastal plains at the mouths of streams. When steaming crabs, clean them first and crack their claws so that the steam penetrates and cooks the meat. Kill the crabs before cooking them by cooling or piercing their central bottom. A cast net is a circular net, also known as a casting net. Find out more about pots, dillies and nets you can use to catch crabs, fish or other crustaceans in the Northern Territory. You will need a mud crab licence if you intend to fish for crabs commercially in the Northern Territory. There are only 49 shrimp licences in the Northern Territory and all of them are currently caught. Each license is authorized 60 pots. The float must be attached to the sea pot and have a line at least 6 mm in diameter. You can cook whole mud crabs, but do not break the claws, otherwise the water gets into the meat. Please contact the agency to determine the conditions of participation.
Northern Territory Fisheries Act, 1988 (opens in a new window) Muddy crab fishing and licence (opens a new window) Freshwater traps must not be more than 70 cm or 50 cm wide or high and have a mesh size of at least 15 mm when stretched. Female mud crabs carrying eggs must be released unharmed. The dillies must not exceed 100 cm in length, height or diameter and must not exceed 0.5 cubic meters in volume. You can have a maximum of five pots or dillies for each person on your ship. Salt water pots or dillies should not be used in fresh water. Pots are closed traps, while dillies are shallow and have a large opening at the top. The smallest males you are allowed to take must have an upper shell width of 130 mm and females an upper shell width of 140 mm. All pots must be equipped with a suitable marking float (buoy) at least 100 mm in diameter or length. A license defines the need to obtain recognition/certification and registration in order to carry out a particular business activity. The float must be visible during use and clearly marked with your first name, last name and phone number.