Big fine for female lobster poacher

A West Australian rock lobster. Image:

A SERPENTINE man has been ordered to pay $5,669 in fines and penalties for taking totally protected rock lobsters and removing the majority of a female lobster’s egg-carrying appendages.

The lobster was one of a dozen western rock lobsters found in a cooler box on board a vessel that was inspected near the Leeuwin Boat Ramp in East Fremantle last December.

All of the rock lobsters had been taken from pots set off Rottnest Island.

Full report here



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