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A western rock lobster tagged under the Local Lobster Program for the WA seafood market.

Monday 4 December 2017

Local lobster on the menu this Christmas and New Year

An extra 12,500 western rock lobsters are to be made available to the local seafood market over Christmas and New Year through the Local Lobster Program.

The national-first Local Lobster Program, which was launched last year in partnership with the Western Rock Lobster Council, is designed to put more local lobsters in WA restaurants and on plates.

Local Lobster Program tags will be distributed to appropriately licensed commercial fishers by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development offices at Mandurah, Fremantle, Hillarys, Lancelin, Jurien Bay and Geraldton.

Some commercial fishers will sell their tagged catch direct to the public and others will find their way to plates through local restaurants and fish retailers.

This way more locals and tourists will get a chance to try the State’s iconic ‘wild caught’ western rock lobster, fresh from the waters of the Indian Ocean.

More details.

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