Budget expenditure: $20,000.00
Project Status:
Completed
Principal Investigator: James Fogarty
Organisation: Shearwater Consulting Pty Ltd
Project start/end date: 27 Feb 2007 - 30 Jun 2008
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Trade
Sustainability
Resource Allocation
Marketing
Fisheries Management
SPECIES
Western Rock Lobster
Eastern Rock Lobster
Southern Rock Lobster
Tropical Rock Lobsters

Need

The Australian Rock Lobster Industry faces continuing challenges relating to market access, human resources, fisheries management, cost of production and quota implementation.

Issues that need to be addressed include:

1. Continuing the line of successful Congress meetings since 1999.
2. Examine and offer solutions to competing demands of resource allocation.
3. Build on the implementation of common national and international marketing strategies commmenced in Hobart 2005.
4. Address and offer some solutions to common boat costings such as Crew Availability, Fuel costs etc.

Objectives

1. Update Industry members on key issues of strategic national importance
2. Continue to develop strategic approaches to lobster market development
3. Develop greater understanding of resource sharing and quota management

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