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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Crab, Blue Swimmer – Queensland, Australia

Blue Swimmer Crabs grow quickly, reach sexual maturity around age one, and live for three years. Blue Swimmer Crabs are caught in a number of countries in the Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific.

In Australia, abundance of Blue Swimmer Crab is likely at a healthy level and the fishery is well-managed. Most Blue Swimmer Crabs are caught with pots or traps, which result in some damage to the seafloor and low to moderate levels of bycatch.

Full species report here.