Crocodile capture and management
How crocodiles are caught
Capture and relocation of crocodiles
Trained wildlife rangers capture more than 250 problem crocodiles each year. These crocodiles are transferred to crocodile farms or destroyed.
Trapped crocodiles can't be relocated due to costs and because they can travel large distances to return to their home range.
Find out more about how Parks and Wildlife manage crocodile captures in the Northern Territory Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management Framework 2021 - 2026 .
More than 80 crocodile traps are used in strategic locations across the Top End.
You can be charged with a criminal offence if you stand on, interfere with or damage a crocodile trap.
The maximum penalty is 50 penalty units or imprisonment for six months.
To find out about penalty units go to the Department of Attorney General and Justice website.
Last updated: 19 July 2021
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