Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command are appealing for information from the public after a man was arrested after allegedly trying to sell stolen mud crabs at South Grafton last night.

A 32-year-old man from Wooloweyah, near Yamba, was arrested while allegedly trying to sell the mud crabs to patrons at a hotel about 8pm yesterday.

The crabs are believed to have been part of an estimated 20kg of mud crabs reported stolen from the home of a licensed fisherman at Lake Wooloweyah during the early hours of yesterday morning.

The crabs are worth an estimated $2500.

Investigators from Grafton are appealing to any members of the public, who have been offered cheap mud crabs, to contact police. Most of the haul is still outstanding

The man has been charged with two counts of having goods in custody suspected of being stolen and one count of stealing.

He is due to appear in Grafton Local Court on 23 February.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the remaining crabs, or who may have been offered the crabs for sale, is urged to contact Grafton police on 6642 0222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.