Perth has successfully won a bid to host the biggest international rock lobster biology and management conference in October 2020.
It will be the second time Perth, which hosted the inaugural conference 40 years ago, has hosted the International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management.
At an industry meeting in Fremantle, WA Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly congratulated everyone involved in Western Australia’s rock lobster industry for continuing to provide a world-leading fishery that gives the State a positive international reputation.
The WA Government is committed to maintaining WA’s sustainable fisheries management policies and measuring them against the international gold standard in independent sustainability certification through the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
After being the first fishery in the world to achieve MSC certification back in 2000, and holding its accreditation ever since, WA’s western rock lobster fishery is also now celebrating the renewal of its certification for a further five years.
Source: WA Government