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2023 WRL Annual General Meetings

Join us for the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled for Friday, 13th October in Fremantle.

DECK Program: 11 & 12 October in Fremantle

Development Education Capacity Knowledge Program (DECK) is WRL’s annual program designed to deliver quality professional development and learning opportunities for industry’s next generation of leaders.

International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management

DPIRD and WRL are hosting the 12th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster (and Crab) Biology and Management in Fremantle, Western Australia from 22nd to 27th of October, 2023.

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We strive to build a confident, sustainable and well respected industry.

The western rock lobster industry is an iconic, world-class fishery based on the spiny lobster (Panulirus cygnus) found along the pristine coastline of Western Australia, stretching from North West Cape to Cape Leeuwin.
WA rock lobster fishery became the world’s first to be certified as ecologically sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in 2000. Since then, it has successfully maintained its certification through five recertifications, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to responsible fishing practices.
It is Western Australia’s most valuable fishery contributing over $400 million annually to the state’s economy and has historically been Australia’s most valuable single-species wild capture fishery.
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