Western Rock Lobster (WRL) would like to thank all who attended the 2019 Annual Management Meetings for our rock lobster industry. The meetings were held on 16 October 2019 in Geraldton and 18 October 2019 in Fremantle and both were well attended by industry.
The meetings provided a valuable opportunity to engage with our many members and stakeholders to discuss important issues relevant to the western rock lobster fishery, including science, management, safety and Western Rock Lobster (WRL) activities.
The day’s proceedings were divided into two sessions with the morning program focused on the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) science and management updates. The afternoon sessions were dedicated to industry issues and the important work WRL has been undertaking across several areas including resource access security, research and development, whale mitigation and the new Aquatic Resource Management Act.
WRL also utilised the industry forum to seek endorsement to progress a WRL Board approved a package of principle level initiatives around local supply, independent funding of WRL by industry and resource access security.
The proposed principle level initiatives were well supported by both Annual Management Meetings. WRL will continue to update and consult with industry as it now commences the process of introducing the principle level initiatives to government and developing each initiative in more detail.
WRL would also like to thank the Industry Consultation Unit (ICU) for facilitating and organising these meetings.
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