Recfishwest delivers early Christmas present for recreational rock lobster fishers

Recreational fishers will benefit from dramatic changes to western rock lobster fishing rules which will come into effect before thestart of this year’s season.

The new rules, which include an increaseof the daily bag limit of rock lobster from six to eight are the result of successful negotiations between Recfishwest and the Department ofFisheries.

In addition, the revised set of ruleswill allow three licence holders to fish for rock lobster from one vessel.

This means that when three or more licence holders are on board, six pots can be pulled each trip and the boat limit increases to 24.… Read more