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More fresh rock lobsters like these will be made available for the local market under the Local Lobster Program.

Wednesday 24 October 2018

More iconic WA rock lobsters on the menu for locals

An extra 25,000 fresh WA rock lobsters will be made available for WA families and tourists to enjoy over the summer festive season through to Easter 2019.

The Local Lobster Program is being extended for a four-month period, to bring the extra lobsters to dining tables in homes and restaurants throughout the State.

Initiated in 2016, the program is designed to ensure more Western Australians can access ‘wild caught’ western rock lobster, fresh from the Indian Ocean - currently more than 95 per cent of WA’s unique lobster resource goes to China.

The program will allow commercial fishers to each catch and tag up to 100 extra lobsters for sale to the local market - either direct to the public or to boost supplies to local restaurants and fresh fish retailers.

Tags will be distributed to licensed western rock lobster commercial fishers via our offices at Mandurah, Fremantle, Hillarys, Lancelin, Jurien Bay and Geraldton.

Western Australians can purchase delicious WA lobsters by going to the Western Rock Lobster Council's Local Lobster Program Buy & Sell Facebook page.


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