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A western rock lobster protecting itself and the place where it lives

​The western rock lobster fishery has historically been Australia’s most valuable

Sunday 29 January 2017

Co-op scheme boost for rock lobster exports

A State loan will enable Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative to build an 80-tonne live lobster holding facility to increase exports to China.

The co-operative is Western Australia’s biggest rock lobster processor and has secured a $3.5 million loan through the Government’s Co-operative Loan Scheme to build the facility at Welshpool.

When completed, it will be Australia’s biggest rock lobster holding tank facility, enabling air freight of fresh rock lobster into China to reduce the time from ‘catch to plate’.

Western rock lobster is a sought-after ecologically sustainable product, with exports from WA worth $443 million in 2014-15.

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