Tragedy in the Western Australian Lobster Fishery

January 2011
Ausmarine;Jan2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Western Rock Lobster Fisher (WRLF) in Australia which was once Australia's most valuable fishery. The industry has collapsed, fishing families are going bankrupt, while supporting industries are going down as well. According to the State Minister and the Department of Fisheries (DOF), the problem is that stocks are running out and fishing has to stop to save the lobster from extinction. Fishermen disagree, claiming that stocks are in record numbers and that regulations and restrictions are killing the industry.


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