Fisheries Research Report No. 261
Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries
1035 - 4549
The Western Rock Lobster Panulirus cygnus (George) is taken by commercial and recreational fishers throughout its geographic range along the lower west coast of Western Australia. It is fished by three managed fisheries; West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (WCRLMF), Augusta–Windy Harbour Managed Fishery and the South Coast Crustacean Fisheries. The WCRLMF is the largest fishery encompassing most of the Western Rock Lobster’s (WRL) geographic range (Figure 1.1.1), including the most productive regions and is Australia’s largest single-species fishery worth $200–400 million annually.
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Climatic changes; Environmental effects; Environmental impact; Marine environment; Surface temperature; Water temperature; Temperature effects; Fisheries; Fishery management; Risks; Western Australia
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