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Winners of the 2023 Western Rock Lobster Photo Contest

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s photo competition! 

Introducing Lobster Tales Magazine

WRL launched its new magazine featuring fishers’ stories, industry news, and delicious seasonal recipes.

ICWL 2023: Key Takeaways

Get an overview of the insights and discussions that unfolded at the International Conference & Workshop on Lobster (and Crab) Biology and Management 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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