The rock lobster processing industry in Western Australia has a long history of management. Whilst management of the industry through the Fisheries Department has obviously been successful in helping to build the rock lobster industry into one of the State's major export industries, this approach is not without problems. With the introduction of the Fisheries Management Act 1994, the Minister for Fisheries deemed it appropriate to appoint an expert group to review the existing regulation of the rock lobster processing sector, draft the necessary guidelines to assist the Executive Director of the Fisheries Department make decisions on rock lobster processing under the new Act and consider a number of issues that are likely to have an impact on the industry. The deliberations are now complete and the Minister for Fisheries has asked that the draft guidelines be made available for industry and community comment.
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Rich, P. (1995), A review of ministerial policy guidelines for rock lobster processing in Western Australia from the Working Group appointed by the Minister for Fisheries and chaired by Peter Rich. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Article No. 86.
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