Western Rock Lobster fishery achieves world leading fifth certification to MSC Standard for seafood sustainability

The Western Rock Lobster fishery was the first fishery in the world to be certified to the Marine Stewardship Council’s international benchmark for ecological sustainability in 2000.  A Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification demonstrates that a fishery meets international best practices for sustainable fishing. Industry celebrates 22 continuous years of MSC certification and an ongoing […]

Increased flexibility for Back of Boat lobsters

Fishers are now allowed to consign up to 50 back of boat lobsters per landing to a registered receiver. In response to ongoing requests from industry for greater flexibility in dealing with non-preordered and unsold Back of Boat (BoB) lobsters, WRL and government worked together on a solution that authorises fishers participating in BoB sales to […]