Annual Arrangements for Setose Lobsters 2024

We would like to remind all members and fishers that the annual arrangements for setose lobsters commenced on Wednesday, 1 May 2024. 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. In previous years, an Instrument […]

New Executive Officer at Western Rock Lobster

We are pleased to announce that Salena Loasby has joined the Western Rock Lobster Council as our new Executive Officer. With qualifications in business and finance, Salena brings a wealth of experience from diverse industries, including mining, construction, and law. In her role, Salena will work closely with the CEO, providing crucial support for board […]

New Exemption Applying to Small Entitlement Fishers during Whale Season Restrictions

DPIRD has recently approved a WRL-requested new exemption that allows smaller fishers to use additional rock lobster pots during the whale mitigation season of 1 May – 31 October each year. Fishers can read the exemption here and view an excerpt below that shows the exemption’s pot allowance. The exemption was discussed and supported at industry’s 2023 […]

WRL Announces Partnership with WA Good Food Guide

The partnership sees the Western Rock Lobster Council (WRL) team up with the West Australian Good Food Guide (WAGFG) to promote Western Australian rock lobster to the hospitality industry and consumers seeking exceptional dining experiences. WRL is proud to announce its partnership with the WA Good Food Guide for 2024, highlighting our commitment to elevating […]

Building Stronger Community Bonds with Back of Boat this Festive Season

This festive season once again highlighted the tremendous popularity of Back of Boat lobster sales among the Western Australian community, with nearly 27,000 lobsters sold in December alone. The overwhelming demand not only underscored the success of this community connection and social licence initiative but also reinforced our commitment to expanding its presence for a […]

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 […]