Rock Lobster Recreational CPUE

Recreational Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE)

Mean daily harvest rates in the recreational fishery were highly variable around the state, ranging from 0.66 lobster per day in Area 1 to 2.79 in Area 7 in the 2019/20 season. Stock abundance and fishing pressure (including commercial activity), along with differing regional bag limits and the relative mix of fishing methods used, represent key factors contributing to this regional variability.

The catch per unit effort (CPUE) as the average daily catch (catch per fishing day) in each of the assessment areas is given (number), while the proportion of catch attributed to each assessment area is coloured.