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About the fishery

The western rock lobster industry is an iconic, world-class fishery that is based on the spiny lobster (Panulirus cygnus) found along Western Australia’s coast from North West Cape to Cape Leeuwin.
Western Rock Lobster 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. Driven by family-owned local businesses, the industry remains a key regional employer generating around 1,850 direct and indirect full-time jobs in the fishing, processing, transport, boat building, and tourism industries.

What We Do

Western Rock Lobster (WRL) is the peak industry body dedicated to representing the interests of the western rock lobster commercial fishing industry. Acting as a collaborative partner with government, WRL plays a vital role in the co-management of the West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery, while providing strategic guidance on crucial matters including resource access security, social license, market resilience, member advocacy, and research and development.

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