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TACC for 2024/25 Season set at 7300 Tonnes

Minister Punch, has accepted WRL’s recommendation to maintain the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) at 7300 tonnes for the 2024/25 season, effective from 1 July 2024.

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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