Murray Spiny Freshwater Crayfish
|Common Name/s:||Murray spiny freshwater crayfish|
|Minimum legal size:||10 cm carapace length|
|Maximum legal size:||12 cm carapace length|
|Absolute state-wide possession limit||4 Murray spiny freshwater crayfish anywhere in Victoria|
|Closed season:||1 September to 31 May for waters north of the Great Dividing Range (see map).|
Collection methods for spiny freshwater crayfish
- By hand; or
- Up to 10 baited lines (no hooks) (see Using Equipment in Inland Waters); or
- Up to 5 hoop nets (labelled) but no open top lift nets in specified waters (see Using Equipment in Inland Waters).
- A combined total of 10 nets (labelled), that are hoop nets or open top lift nets.
You must retain crayfish in whole or carcass form. You may not possess female spiny freshwater crayfish with eggs, or with young attached, or remove the eggs.