The effects of western rock lobster fishing on the deepwater ecosystems off the west coast of Western Australia
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA
Principal Investigator: L. Bellchambers
Key Words: Western Rock Lobster, density, size, distribution, population, deepwater
1. To identify gradients in the density/size distribution of western rock lobster to enable selection of representative areas.
2. To assess the catchability of western rock lobster and its relationship with population abundance and size structure
3. To identify the relationship between the deep-water habitat and the density/size distribution of western rock lobster to enable a preliminary evaluation of the impact of lobster biomass removal in the deep-water