WA rock lobster quota increased for 2020/21 season

Geraldton Guardian
The commercial rock lobster quota will increase by 315 tonnes.
Camera IconThe commercial rock lobster quota will increase by 315 tonnes. Credit: The West Australian, Clarissa Phillips

WA’s commercial rock lobster quota has been increased by five per cent for the 2020/21 season.

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly announced the increase today, saying it was in line with a Western Rock Lobster Council recommendation.

“The total allowable commercial catch for the 2020/21 season will be 6615 tonnes,” he said in a statement to The Geraldton Guardian.

“This is an increase of 315 tonnes on the current season.”

Mr Kelly said Fisheries had also released levy funding to the council, after a delay caused by an audit of the previous year’s levy expenditure.

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“That audit raised a few issue that needed to be addressed with the Western Rock Lobster Council before this year’s levy funds could be released,” he said.

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