WRL Presentation on ARMA Legislation

WRL’s ARMA Working Group is pleased to release to its members its explanatory PowerPoint presentation on the Aquatic Resources Management Act 2016 (WA) (ARMA) and accompanying notes. The presentation will assist members’ understanding of the new legislation and highlight some key changes for members to be aware of. Click on the links below to download the relevant […]

Calculating western rock lobster’s carbon footprint

The development of the first carbon footprint in Australia’s seafood industry could give our lobsters a competitive edge when it comes to consumer preferences for low-emission proteins. An FRDC-funded study has lifted the lid on the energy use and greenhouse gases emitted by Australia’s seafood industry, resulting in the first-ever mapping of its carbon footprint. […]

DPIRD seeking feedback on new lobster research website

DPIRD is developing a series of interactive webpages that will tell the story of the Biology and Behaviour of the western rock lobster and is now seeking feedback from the industry on perceived knowledge gaps, which we will use to identify and develop future projects. The Western Rock Lobster – Panulirus cygnus The above website […]

Stay Afloat Program – Mental Health Management for the Fishing Industry

Australia’s commercial fishers endure levels of psychological distress at a level almost double the general population, with the top three stressors being: Government red tape Uncertainty about future access regulations Changes to access regulations Almost half of those who reported problems hadn’t reached out for help because they thought no one would understand the pressures […]