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​Western Rock Lobster
Monday 6 April 2020

Fishing survey results now in

Until now, Western Australia's regular comprehensive survey on what recreational fishers are catching around the State has revealed the blue swimmer crab as king, but the results of the latest research reveals that another crustacean has taken the crown - the western rock lobster.

The WA Recreational Boat Fishing Survey is produced every two years and the latest 12 months of data, taken from 2017-18, reveals that an estimated 695,000 western rock lobsters were caught by boat fishers - making it WA's most-caught species for recfishers.

Researchers from the department also found that an estimated 667,000 blue swimmer crabs were caught, making it the second most popular species for boat-based fishers.

You can read more about the results of the survey here.

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