Budget expenditure: $1,783,713.00
Project Status:
Completed
Principal Investigator: Lynda Bellchambers
Organisation: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA
Project start/end date: 14 Aug 2004 - 30 Jul 2008
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Wild Catch
Survey
Seismic
Reproduction
Population Dynamics
SPECIES
Western Rock Lobster

Need

The Scientific Reference Group (SRG), including Drs Alistar Robertson, Simon Thrush, Andrew Heyward, John Keesing, Colin Buxton, Chris Simpson and Jim Penn, was formed as an independent body to provide advice on research directions, to examine the effects of western rock lobster fishing on the ecosystem. The SRG identified that there is a major gap in the understanding of the interactions between the rock lobster fishery and the ecosystem in deep water. Although significant data is available on the shallow (

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

Related research

Environment
Environment
Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2019-099
PROJECT STATUS:
CURRENT

Climate driven shifts in benthic habitat composition as a potential demographic bottleneck for Western Rocklobster: understanding the role of recruitment habitats to better predict the under-size lobster population for fishery sustainability

1. The overall objective is to evaluate the implications of habitat change for the western rock lobster fishery, by determining the relative importance of habitat for the survivorship and growth of critical western rock lobster life stages, to inform the interpretation of existing settlement and...
ORGANISATION:
University of Western Australia (UWA)