What we do
The Western Rock Lobster (WRL) Council is the peak industry body representing the interests of the Western Rock Lobster fishery. Formed in 2001, the Council is made up of a Board of 8 Directors, elected by Managed Fishery Licence (MFL) holders as well as two Independent Directors appointed by the Board.
The Council represents industry on a range of issues including changes to the management system of the Western Rock Lobster fishery; prepares submissions to Government on behalf of the industry; sources funding for industry projects and attends meetings and lobbies Government on behalf of fishers.
The Council also provide advice and information to a number of committees, steering groups and stakeholder organisations within the various sectors of the fishery; assist with safety, training and education programs for fishers; ensure Government processes are equitable, transparent and justifiable; and strive to ensure the catching sector of this valuable industry remains a viable, effective and responsible member of the fishing community.