Publication Date

17-11-2022

Publisher

Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development

City

Perth

ISBN

978-1-921845-11-6

ISSN

2202-5758

Abstract

In April 2022, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD, Department) convened an ecological risk assessment (ERA) of the fisheries that access the Western Rock Lobster Resource (Resource). ERAs are conducted by the Department as part of its Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) framework.

This report provides an overview of the Western Australian (WA) fisheries that access the Resource to support the ERA risk scoring process. The ERA considered the potential ecological impacts of the harvest of the Resource by all sectors, including the commercial fisheries; West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (WCRLMF) and South Coast Crustacean Managed Fishery (SCCMF), recreational (including charter) fishers and customary fishing.

The assessment focused on evaluating the impact of each fishing sector on all relevant retained and bycatch species, endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species, habitats and the broader environment.

The ERA workshop procedures and outcomes are documented in the Ecological Risk Assessment of the Western Rock Lobster 2022 (Stoklosa, 2022).

Number of Pages

58

Keywords

Background Information, Ecological Risk Assessment, Western Rock Lobster

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