Rock Lobster Season gets Underway

15 January 2015, at 12:00am

AUSTRALIA - As the annual season for the States western rock lobster fishery kicks off today (15 January), most commercial fishers will make the most of their new quota ahead of the Chinese New Year.

Since 2010-11, Western Australia’s commercial rock lobster fishers have been operating under quota.

The quota system is able to provide the flexibility for fishers to respond to the demand from the industry’s lucrative export markets and achieve the highest price possible for their lobster.