Title:

The effects of western rock lobster fishing on the deepwater ecosystems off the west coast of Western Australia

Project Number:

2004-049

Organisation:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA

Principal Investigator:

Lynda Bellchambers

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$1,783,713.00

Program(s):

Environment

Final Report - 2004/049 - The effect of western rock lobster fishing on the deepwater ecosystems of the west coast of Western Australia

Final Report
ISBN:1-921258-76-4
ISSN:1035 - 4549
Author(s):Lynda Bellchambers
Date Published:July 2010

Principal Investigator: L. Bellchambers

Key Words: Western Rock Lobster, density, size, distribution, population, deepwater

Objectives

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