Diver using a hand-held implement to aid in collection
Hand-held implements, such as spears, are used commercially to catch a few species of crustaceans and fish, although they are mainly used by recreational fishers. Hooks are used in Western Australia and the Northern Territory to catch Mud Crab in mangrove areas, but are prohibited in other states. The hooks are made from a small-diameter, round, steel bar, with one end bent into a right-angle hook, which is hooked behind the crab to drag it out of its hole.
Specific reports looking at different groupings
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MolluscsMolluscs are invertebrate animals that includes the clams, calamari, squid, octopi and snails.
CrustaceansCrustaceans are a group of animals that include crabs, shrimps, prawns, lobsters and crayfish.
SharksSharks are a subgroup of cartilaginous fishes; usually large, fast swimming, fish-shaped predators.
FinfishFinfish are a vertebrate animals that have gills and live in water.