Economic contribution of the Western Rock Lobster industry

John Nicolaou 

Western Rock Lobster Council

Published 2017-12-05

The Western Rock Lobster industry is an intrinsic part of the economic and social fabric of many coastal communities in Western Australia. While there are eight species of rock lobster off the coast of WA, the entire commercial catch of lobsters in WA is the Western Rock Lobster. The species represents one of the biggest single species fisheries in Australia, and WA is considered a world leader in the management of the Western Rock Lobster fishery. 

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