The South Australian Northern Rock Lobster Zone fiasco

Stehr, Hagen
December 2009
Ausmarine;Dec2009, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p6
Trade Publication
The author comments on challenges being faced by lobster fisheries in southern Australia such as the South Australian Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishing Association (SANZRLFA). He mentions that it is facing a crisis of confidence related to the lobster biomass and recruitment trends while quota reductions are being experienced by some lobster fisheries. He criticizes the government's quota cuts and announcements on overfishing since they perceive fishermen as greedy. He stresses the role of the government and industry in sustainable fisheries.


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