New year News for Spider Crabs

PARK WATCH June 2022 | It seems these mysterious creatures may return this season, shares campaigner Shannon Hurley. The new year isn’t just a fresh start and a time for warmer seas. It marks the...
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Good news for Giant Spider Crabs

NEWS 19 January 2022 | For ocean-lovers, the new year isn’t just a fresh start and warmer seas. It marks the approach of another chance to witness the spectacular migration of Giant Spider...
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Mystery in the shallows

PARK WATCH September 2021 | Campaigner Shannon Hurley explains how this season the Spider Crabs have kept people waiting with bated breath. Every year in winter, the famous cast of Giant Spider Crabs...
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Letters to decision-makers: Spider Crabs

Our letters to decision-makers asking them to give Spider Crabs a no-take break during their important moulting season. Letter to then Fisheries Minister, Melissa Horne Letter to the...
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How will Spider Crabs fare this season?

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Steps in the right direction, but more bold action needed to protect this globally important marine phenomena, explains Shannon Hurley. VNPA has been supporting the Save Our...
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Getting crabbier

PARK WATCH September 2020 | The spectacular annual Spider Crab aggregation event may have all but been and gone for this year, but that does not mean the campaign to #SaveOurSpidercrabs is over, says...
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Community getting crabby: bag limit proposal maintains crab carnage

MEDIA RELEASE 23 September 2020 | Spider crab advocates oppose a reduced bag limit for Australian Giant Spider Crabs, proposed by the Victorian Fisheries Authority, reducing the permitted daily...
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Talking Crab

Here’s a crab bag of interesting facts about spider crabs.  We’ve compiled answers to questions you always wanted to know and more. Thanks to Dr Gary Poore (Museums Victoria) and our...
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Give spider crabs a no-take break in moulting season

Every year thousands of Australian Giant Spider Crabs, in the largest-known crab migration on the planet, march into the shallows of Port Phillip Bay to moult and seek safety in numbers. But in...
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