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Registration for the 2024 DECK Program Now Open

The DECK Program is now open for registration and available to all members of the Western rock lobster industry. This year’s DECK will be held from midday on Tuesday, October 15th, until midday Wednesday, October 16th, in Geraldton.

Annual Arrangements for Setose Lobsters

As of 1st May and until 31st October, fishers are permitted to take, consign, possess, and sell setose western rock lobster from the West Coast Rock Lobster Fishery.

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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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