Title

The South Coast Crustacean Fishery. A discussion paper.

Publication Date

1-2009

Series Number

No. 232

Publisher

Department of Fisheries Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

Fishing for crustaceans including southern and western rock lobster and deep-sea crab species on the south coast of Western Australia began in the 1960s and has developed significantly through improvements in technology, vessel reliability and the risk and endeavour of some fishers. The expansion in the capacity of the fleet has lead to the development of two managed fisheries. This paper provides a brief outline of the history of the fishery; details the fishing and management methods presently used; and discusses the options available for future management, particularly ways of limiting fishing effort.

Number of Pages

42

Keywords

Crustacean fisheries, Pot fishing, South Coast region - Western Australia, Fishery management, Community participation

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