Title

Licensing and allocation under a new management plan for the West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery. A discussion paper.

Publication Date

2-2012

Series Number

No. 253

Publisher

Department of Fisheries Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

This paper was prepared to set out the proposed direction for licensing, entitlement allocation and related matters under a new management plan for the West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (the new Management Plan), which is expected to begin operation on 15 January 2013. It is one of two papers being released by the Department of Fisheries (the Department) for comment as part of consultation on the development of this legislation, and is designed to encourage public involvement in the changes to the management arrangements for the West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (the fishery). In addition, a related paper proposing a harvest strategy and decision rules for setting zonal Total Allowable Commercial Catches (TACCs) for the fishery will be released for industry comment.

Number of Pages

22

Keywords

West Coast Bioregion - Fisheries - Western Australia, Western rock lobster, Panulirus cygnus, Lobster fisheries, Fishery management, Fishery policy, Fishery regulations, Licensing, Allocation systems, Community participation, West Coast marine bioregion - Western Australia, Western Australia

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