Publication Date

12-2016

Series Number

No. 9

Publisher

Department of Fisheries

ISBN

978-1-877098-62-8

ISSN

2205-3689

Abstract

The western rock lobster Panulirus cygnus (George) is taken by commercial and recreational fishers throughout its geographic range along the lower west coast of Western Australia. The main commercial fishery for P. cygnus is the West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (WCRLMF), which is Australia’s largest single-species fishery, currently worth about $400 million annually. Western rock lobster provides the basis for the economies of a number of coastal towns and also supports a recreational fishery.

Number of Pages

139

Keywords

Western Australia, Rock Lobster

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