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Cooked western rock lobster
Wednesday 2 October 2019

New charter boat arrangements to boost tourism

A three-year trial of new rock lobster fishing charter management arrangements has been jointly developed by the WA Government, Recfishwest and the charter industry.

The trial, which will commence in November, includes:
  • an increased to the number of pots allowed per vessel - from six to 12
  • increased boat limits for small charter boats (licenced for six to 10 passengers), up from 24 to 40
  • increased boat limits for large charters boats (licences for more than 10 passengers), up from 24 to 80
  • flexibility for charter operators to store lobster on vessels and tend to pots prior to conducting rock lobster tours
  • new catch reporting requirements to evaluate the success of the trial.

Further information about this trial is available on our website or you can download the question and answer document.
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