Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly announced today the launch of the Local Lobster Program! Click here to read the Ministerial Statement.
The Local Lobster Program, formerly known as the Local Access Trial, is designed to put more local lobsters in WA restaurants and on local plates.
You can start fishing for LLP Lobster from today! The program commences on 03 December 2017 and ceases on 14 January 2018.
How many LLP Lobster Tags can I collect?
The holder of a West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery Licence (MFL) or master of an authorised boat named on a MFL, i.e. operating over the minimum OPERATING holding of 300 units of current and usual entitlement may collect 50 LLP Lobster Tags.
When and where can I collect LLP Lobster Tags?
LLP Tags are available from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Fisheries) Offices at Mandurah, Fremantle, Hillarys, Lancelin, Jurien Bay and Geraldton from 03 December 2017. Fishers are kindly asked to contact their local office before picking up the tags to ensure there is someone there to issue them.
Please note that the above Offices will be closed between Thursday 21 December 2017 and Tuesday 2 January 2018.
What if I’ve exhausted all my quota?
You can still fish using LLP Lobster Tags if you have exhausted all your quota. You will still be required to nominate to fish and submit a zero pre and post landing nomination.
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