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Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC)

Formed in 2001, Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC) is the peak body working to further the interests of the Western Rock Lobster Industry. The council has a board of 8 directors elected by licence holders with 2 independent directors.

 

WRL has set the following strategic objectives for 2018- 2021 that build on our past achievements and will support fulfilling our vision going forward:

·         The WRL industry is professionally managed to achieve an economic contribution of $1billion GVP to the WA economy by 2028.

·         The WRL harvest strategy ensures long-term access to the sustainable resource.

·         The community has sufficient confidence in the WRL fishery to support continuing access to the resource.

·         There is confidence in the WRL industry to attract and retain investment.

·         The WRL Council is proactively managing industry risk, reputation and development.

 

WRLC has four strategies are high priority for WRL’s activities for the next four years. Our four strategies give us direction and enable us to deliver on our objectives.

·         Securing resource access - Support R&D to secure resource access through a strong social licence to operate.

·         Research and development for resource security - Collaborate and invest in targeted R&D, development and technology to drive GVP growth for future resource security.

·         Delivering optimum value for the asset - Scope industry structure and development to deliver optimum value for the asset.

·         Industry leadership - Manage the WRL Council as the peak policy and leadership body for the industry.

 

Industry Partnership Agreement
The FRDC is a key partner for planning and investment in the research, development extension needed to achieve its vision. WRLC works closely with the FRDC and research providers to focus resources into the RD&E needed to address current priority investment areas. RD&E investment planning and project realisation is undertaken through a collaborative process between WRLC members and research providers, with priorities developed and agreed at Annual General Meetings (AGM) and half yearly conferences.

 

Research Priorities

Research, Development and Extension Plan

WRLC has developed a Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan that provides a framework to identify and invest in key strategic research needs of WRLC stakeholders. See the plan.

 

Call for Applications

The FRDC invests through a flexible approach. Part of this approach allows the Research Advisory Committees (RACs), Industry Partnership Agreements (IPAs) and Subprograms to call for applications based on their priorities up to three times per year in November, April and August – to see whether this IPA has put forward any priorities in the current call for applications see – here.

 

WRLC Contact:
Matt Taylor, Executive Officer – (E Matt@westernrocklobster.org)

Web: https://www.westernrocklobster.org/

 

FRDC Management Contacts:

Josh Fielding – FRDC Portfolio Manager (M 0417 324 182; E Josh.Fielding@frdc.com.au)

 

Meeting dates: See – Events 

 

Related projects are listed below

Project Number
Title
Status
2018-004
SafeFish 2018- 2021
Current
2017-194
SeSAFE - delivering industry safety through electronic learning
Current
2017-147
Develop a strong current warning system and inform knowledge of the nearshore current regime influencing the Western Rock Lobster fishery
Current
2017-140
Digitising the Western Rock Lobster Industry
Current
2016-260
Assess causes and implications of anomalous low lobster catch rates in the shallow water areas near the centre of the Western Rock Lobster fishery
Current
2016-165
Establishment of a World Centre of Excellence for Lobster in Australia (Phase 1 Scoping study)
Completed
2016-164
Assess the feasibility of holding the 12th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management in Perth Western Australia in 2020
Current
2016-124
Determining variation in catchability of western rock lobsters to standardise important abundance indices used for stock assessment
Current
2015-237
WRL IPA: review and analysis of the risks associated with the sustainable development of the WA Rock Lobster industry
Completed
2015-236
Establishing a low risk incremental approach for setting Total Allowable Commercial Quotas (TACCs) (changing quotas) in the Western Rock Lobster Fishery, taking into account maximum economic yield and other industry objectives
Completed