Rock lobster counting continues a 55-year project that reliably predicts its $400 million per year future

March 18th, 2024

ABC Online, Other, 15/03/2024, Joanna Prendergast
Fishing is a game of risk and reward the world over, but off the Western Australian coast the odds of a good catch are stacked in crayfishers’ favour. […] In the 1960s, CSIRO scientist Bruce Phillips determined that the amount of baby lobsters, or puerulus, found hiding in seagrass on the coast directly correlated to the health of the fishery in four years time.

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