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 […]

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 […]