Blue Ocean Institute

Dolphin surfacing

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Lobster, Australian Rock A fishery targeting this species has been certified as sustainable and well managed to the Marine Stewardship Council's environmental standard. Learn more at http://www.msc.org.

The first fishery certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, the Western Rock Lobster fishery of Australia remains a well-managed and sustainable fishery.

Regular monitoring of juvenile lobster abundance allows managers to adjust fishing effort during periods when a low number of new lobsters are born (called low recruitment.)

Although habitat effects are minimal, the occasional bycatch of sea lions, turtles and whales is of some concern.

Full species report here.

This fish may have high levels of mercury that could pose a health risk to adults and children.  More mercury info here.