NFI welcomes opening EU lobster market
The NFI has welcomed the reduction to zero of duties on US lobster exported to the EU. Image: NOAA

NFI welcomes opening EU lobster market

The US National Fisheries Institute has welcomed the announcement by the Trump administration of tariffs being eliminated on live and frozen lobster exported to the EU. NFI President John Connelly…

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Fuel-efficient cray catcher
Dongara Marine has delivered 22.40 metre lobster catcher Force of Nature to skipper Dave Perham in Western Australia

Fuel-efficient cray catcher

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Dave Perham has plenty of experience in Australia’s Western Rock Lobster fishery, and has taken delivery of a new lobster boat from Dongara Marine that’s proven to have much lower…

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Retain and report American lobsters
American lobsters have a competitive advantage over the native European lobsters. Image: NOAA Fisheries

Retain and report American lobsters

Cefas has launched a campaign to raise awareness within the UK fishing community of the threat to native species from the non-native species of lobster, the American lobster. This Defra-funded…

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Dongara Marine builds another lobster boat
David Perham’s new lobster boat will have live tank capacity for 90 baskets of crays

Dongara Marine builds another lobster boat

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Geraldton-based David Perham is the latest operator from Australia’s Western Rock Lobster fishery to order a new ​lobster boat from Dongara Marine. The 22.40 metre Southerly Designs monohull will, like…

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Early Australian catches point to strong Southern Rock Lobster season
Ferguson Australia is a major processor and exporter of Southern Rock Lobster. Image: Robert Lang

Early Australian catches point to strong Southern Rock Lobster season

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Favourable early weather conditions and strong catch rates have Australian Southern Rock Lobster fishermen optimistic about the season ahead. The first live shipments of the South Australian season were airfreighted…

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Resqunit launches on Canadian market
Resqunit has set up in Canada with a new HQ in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Resqunit launches on Canadian market

Established in Norway in 2017, Resqunit has now set up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with Deadliest Catch skipper Sig Hansen as the face of its innovative fishing gear retrieval devices.…

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Western Rock Lobster supports new technology to enhance tracking and reduce whale entanglements

Western Rock Lobster is supporting new technology designed to reduce whale entanglements for commercial and recreational fishers along the Western Australian coast. The introduction of whale tracking buoys is a joint initiative by the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development, the Department of Biodiversity; Conservation and Attractions and Western Rock Lobster.

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In hot water over poached lobsters

New South Wales takes a hard line on illegal fishing, and arrests were made and a vehicle seized in an operation designed to target illegal lobster fishing and sales of poached lobster. The vehicle used to transport the lobsters could be forfeited. This follows operations last year that resulted in jail terms and fines running into millions.

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