West Region

Rock Lobster picture

MSC Track a fishery

WA’s western rocklobster fishery was the first in the world to gain MSC certification in 2000. In 2017 it was the first to be certified for a 4th time.

Western Rock Lobster Council 

Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative

Indian Ocean Rock Lobster 

Kailis Bros >

Location: Peel Harvey Estuary and Cockburn Sound

Western Australia's commercial and recreational fishing  in a world-first collaboration earned MSC certification for the iconic Peel-Harvey Blue swimmer crab fishery in June 2016.

Track the Peel Harvey Recreation and Commercial Blue Swimmer Crab and Commercial Mullet fisheries on the MSC website

 Download the Department of Fisheries Status Report: West Coast (3.0Mb)

View Environmental assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 > 

Species: Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Baldchin Groper, Red throat emperor, Bight redfish

Pre-assessment underway

 Download the Department of Fisheries Status Report: West Coast (3.0Mb)