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A Quota Management System for the Western Rock Lobster Fishery

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Morgan, G and Gardner, C and Edwards, R and Cartwright, I, A Quota Management System for the Western Rock Lobster Fishery, Fisheries Occasional Publication, Department of Fisheries, Western Australia, 68, 1 (2009) [Government or Industry Research]


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Abstract

There has been much debate over the past two decades on the most appropriate long-term management framework for Western Australia’s Western Rock Lobster Fishery. More recently a debate over whether the fishery would be best managed under a Quota Management System (QMS) or the continuation of the current Input Control Management System (ICMS) culminated in an industry vote coordinated by the Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC) in 20061. The outcome of this vote resulted in industry support to retain the existing management system based on input controls, however, shortly after the vote there was a renewed level of interest in revisiting the QMS debate from sections of the industry. This renewed interest was partly attributed to industry facing significant economic pressure from a cost-price squeeze as well as declining catch predictions.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Wild Caught Prawns
Author:Gardner, C (Professor Caleb Gardner)
ID Code:59083
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2009-11-17
Last Modified:2012-04-12
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