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A rock lobster emerging from a reef hole
Specially-tagged lobsters will be available from fishing boats, retail outlets and local restaurants.
Monday 26 March 2018

More local lobsters for the Easter and April holidays

​Western Australians will be able to enjoy an additional 12,500 specially-tagged western rock lobsters made available from fishing boats, retail outlets and local restaurants over Easter and the April school holidays.

For the first time in WA over this holiday period, a new phase of the Local Lobster Program will improve the availability and supply of lobsters to the local market at more affordable prices.

The Local Lobster Program is intended to boost WA tourism and regional development, with commercial lobster fishers each allowed to catch and tag up to 50 extra lobsters for direct sale to the public, local restaurants and fish retailers.

The initiative, supported by the Western Rock Lobster Council, began in 2016 and was a national-first.

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