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 […]

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 […]

Growing greater community connection with Back of Boat this Christmas

This festive season has once again proven how incredibly popular Back of Boat lobster sales are with the Western Australian community. Demand has been stronger than expected and we are determined to continue to grow and improve this initiative and strengthen industry’s connection with local communities and tourism.   The WA community has overwhelmingly embraced […]

WRL celebrates Clontarf Foundation Partnership 2022

In July of this year, WRL announced that it had entered a partnership with the Clontarf Foundation. The Clontarf Foundation was established to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. WRL has sought to use the last six months to build trust and confidence […]

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 […]