Winners of the 2023 Western Rock Lobster Photo Contest

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s photo competition! We received an incredible 70 entries, each capturing the beauty of the western rock lobster fishery. Our Board selected the best images based on originality, impact, and artistic merit. These winning photos will be featured in our upcoming 2024 desk calendar, showcasing the essence […]

12th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster (and Crab) Biology and Management 2023

Over 200 delegates from 20 countries attended the International Conference & Workshop on Lobster (and Crab) Biology and Management 2023 (ICWL 2023) at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle during 22-27 October, 2023. The event organisers received 260 abstracts, organised the delivery of over 157 oral and 20 poster presentations and facilitated shared learnings from leading lobster […]

Learning and Networking at WRL’s DECK Program 2023

In October, Western Rock Lobster (WRL) proudly hosted its fifth Annual Development Education Capacity Knowledge (DECK) Program, the interactive industry forum designed to deliver quality professional development and learning opportunities for industry’s next generation of leaders. The event was held from midday on Wednesday 11th of October until midday Thursday 12th of October at the […]

2023 WRL AGM Update and Board Changes

We would like to thank everyone who joined us at the 2023 WRL Annual General Meeting this past Friday. Your participation and contributions are genuinely appreciated, and we hope you found the morning both informative and enjoyable. The AGM took place at the Fremantle Sailing Club, Fremantle, and included a summary of the audited financial […]

Notice of 2023 WRL’s Annual General Meeting

The Western Rock Lobster Council (WRL) 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for 10.00 a.m. on Friday, 13 October 2023 at the Fremantle Sailing Club, 151 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160. Registration opens at 9.30 a.m. and the meeting commences at 10.00 a.m. Nominations for the election of Directors were opened on 25 August […]

Industry’s Ongoing Commitment to Improve Accessibility of Western Rock Lobster

The Back of Boat Lobster initiative continues to evolve in response to the needs of both the community and fishers, ensuring that Western Australians can enjoy the freshest lobster directly from the fishing boats they trust. Western Rock Lobster (WRL) is pleased to announce further advancements in its Back of Boat (BoB) initiative, reaffirming its […]

Ballot called for election of Northern Zone Directors

On 8 September 2023, the Western Rock Lobster Council (WRL) completed the call for nominations for the election of Directors for 2023. The Rules of Association for WRL require an election every year, with half of the positions on the Board being declared vacant. There was no election required for the Southern Zone as there […]

Notice of 2023 WCRLMF Management Meetings

The 2023 West Coast Rock Lobster Annual Management Meetings (AMMs) will be held on Monday, 4th September in Fremantle and Wednesday, 6th September in Geraldton.  The Industry Consultation Unit (ICU) will facilitate on behalf of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). Meetings Details Fremantle Annual Management Meeting Monday 04 September 2023: 8:30 […]

Pilot Energy & WRL Industry Specific Fremantle/Cervantes/Geraldton Meetings

WRL will join Pilot Energy’s Eureka Project team (Pilot) at their Fremantle, Cervantes and Geraldton lobster-industry specific consultative meetings which are being held on the 6th, 7th and 8th of June respectively. Presentations by Pilot will include lobster specific items, and will be followed by a presentation by WRL on industry issues that require consultation. […]

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2023 Trans Tasman Rock Lobster Industry Conference

WRL is pleased to advise that registrations for the 2023 Trans-Tasman Rock Lobster Conference have officially opened. This year’s Conference, hosted by South Australian Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association, will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, from the 25th to the 27th of July under the theme “The Changing Environment – Charting The Course”. For more information […]