A rocky road for the Rock Lobster Industry

Usually, catch quotas for the rock lobster are determined 4 years prior to to the fishing season. This is completed by measuring puerulus settlement (juvenile stage of development). Out of this catch, up to 95% of the rock lobsters caught in WA are exported to China. In January this year, exports were halted due to the COVID-19 virus. Since February, the industry has slowly increased exports. However, the prices remain low and continue to affect the valuable Australian fishery. Photo: ABC News: Robert Koenig-Luck The low prices for lobster have dramatically impacted Australian fishers. The low price of lobster has increased stress for fishermen as now they must catch more stock to deliver the same returns. To deal with the stressors of COVID-19, the Australian Government has revised the regulations for fisheries and commercial fishing licenses. Yesterday, news broke that seafood lovers could soon be enjoying $20 crayfish after the [...]

By |2020-10-05T11:28:14+08:00September 16th, 2020|Eat, News, Produce, Sustainability|0 Comments

Ecology & Eat Experience – Edition 1: York

With borders being shut due to COVID-19, its time to explore our great state! In this series of "Ecology & Eat Experience", we will give you some interesting ideas to visit on the weekend. In today's exciting edition, we are focusing in on York. So...York is one of WA's oldest towns (1835 to be exact). Oldest being Albany in 1826, but hey... its a really long time ago! So what can you do this weekend? Yellow Canola Fields From now until the end of September, visit the beautiful YELLOW canola fields ! Please observe below. The Canola fields of York opened up on the 16th of August and will remain open until approximately mid-September. The fields are open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm with an entry fee of $5. Now that is something you don't see everyday. Residency Museum While you're there, you should check out the [...]

By |2020-08-24T17:29:55+08:00August 24th, 2020|Eat, Ecology, Experience, News|0 Comments
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