LOBSTER RECREATIONAL SEASON NOT EXTENDED

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has decided not to extend the west coast rock lobster recreational season. Ecological considerations, the higher demand for recreational permits as well as the increased number of fishing days for the 2011/12 season are cited as the major reasons. The  2011/2012 west coast rock lobster recreational season will be interrupted from today (16 January 2012) until 6 April and end  on  9 April 2012.