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Western Rock Lobster Market Report | October 2020


Please read on for updated information regarding western rock lobster catches for the 2020/2021 season and lobster imports into China during 2020.

Western Rock Lobster Catch Data for the 2020/2021 Season to Date

The ‘Catch Balance Graph By Zone (Warehouse)’ report is prepared twice-monthly by DPIRD, most recently on 28 October. It provides information on entitlement landed within the West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (WCRLMF), on a monthly and zonal basis.

Please note that the data presented do not necessarily represent all fishing activity for the period, particularly with reference to delays in receiving and entering catch data from fishers and processors. Regarding the figures for the latest month, an eventual revision of 10–25 per cent would not be at all inconsistent with the historical pattern of revisions.

WCRLMF landed catch, monthly


WCRLMF landed catch, monthly, northern zones


WCRLMF landed catch, monthly, Zone C


If you have any queries in relation to the report, please e-mail or contact the Rock Lobster Help Line 1300 574 071.


Update of data for China imports of lobster during 2020


China imports of non-frozen spiny lobster, quantity by origin, monthly


China imports of non-frozen spiny lobster, quantity and unit value, by origin, monthly


Please note that WRL has been consulting market sources regarding the emergence in the China data of imports from Vietnam. We are assessing whether, or the extents to which, this reflects a genuine increase or a statistical artefact.