Ecosystem and Habitat Interactions
There is negligible by-catch in this fishery due to the harvest method and the majority of by-catch is released unharmed.
Threatened, endangered or Protected Species Interactions (TEPs)
Fishing operations in the Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery are considered low risk to threatened, endangered and protected species.
The fishery is considered to have negligible impacts on the ecosystem due to the relatively low intensity of trapping effort applied.
The extent that benthic trawl fishing impacts on giant crab habitat and the recovery of stock biomass is unknown.