Tropical Rocklobster


Latin name: Panulirus ornatus


Common name: Lobster

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Wild Caught

Region:
QLD, Commonwealth waters

Key Facts

  • Stocks of tropical rocklobster are healthy.
  • Tropical rocklobsters are harvested by hand by divers and free-divers as well as in snares and nets on shallower reefs. These methods of fishing have negligible impacts on marine habitats and other species.

More information

  • Commonwealth Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery (558t 2012)
  • QLD Crayfish and Rocklobster Fishery (147t 2011)

Tropical rocklobsters are caught across northern Australia. The stock status of tropical lobster is measured annually, based on assessments of the stock before the fishing season opens, and the rate lobsters are caught during fishing activity. Stocks are healthy.

Tropical rocklobsters are harvested by hand by divers and free-divers as well as in snares and nets on shallower reefs. These methods of fishing have negligible impacts on marine habitats and other species.