Marine Resources Management

 

Recreational Fishing

 

East Coast Rock Lobster

 

 

REGULATIONS FOR FISHING OF EAST COAST ROCK
LOBSTER (Panulirus homarus)



  1. Closed season: 1 November to the last day of February of the following year, both dates inclusive.
  2. Minimum size: 65 mm - measured in a straight line from the point where the tail meets the body to the notch between the supra-orbital spines (spines above the eyes).
  3. No person may collect more than eight east coast rock lobster per day.
  4. No person may be in possession of or transport more than eight east coast rock lobster at any time.
  5. No person shall engage in fishing, collecting or disturbing east coast rock lobster with the use of a vessel.
  6. No person shall engage in fishing, collecting or disturbing any East Coast rock lobster with a trap other than:
    • a flat circular trap with no sides and which the diameter does not exceed 30 cm;
    or
    • by means of baited hooks.