Fisheries Research Report No. 199
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Objectives 1. To identify gradients in the density/size distribution of western rock lobster to enable selection of representative areas. 2. To assess the catchability of western rock lobster and its relationship with population abundance and size structure. 3. To identify the relationship between the deep-water habitat and the density/size distribution of western rock lobster to enable a preliminary evaluation of the impact of lobster biomass removal in the deep-water.
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Western rock lobster; Panulirus cygnus; Lobster fisheries; West Coast marine bioregion - Western Australia; Western Australia; Abundance; Biomass; Size distribution; Diets; Habitat; Trophic structure; Benthos; Deep water; Ecosystem disturbance; Depleted stocks; Catchability
Bellchambers, L. (2010), The effect of western rock lobster fishing on the deepwater ecosystems of the west coast of Western Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Report Fisheries Research Report No. 199.