Small scale fishers get rock lobster quota lifeline

Fishing communities have hailed a decision for the West Coast Rock Lobster quota to be increased from 600 tons to 700 tons for the 2021/22 season. In October hundreds of small-scale fishers were up in arms and protested against cuts in the quota. They demanded the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment review its decision and consider the plight of the small-scale fishing communities who depend on the resource for a living. >click to read< 12:53

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