Rock Lobster Initial Position Paper 2005
National Rock Lobster Management Group (NRLMG) 2005 Annual Report
This report from the National Rock Lobster Management Group (NRLMG) provides you with information on a wide range of matters. For your convenience the four recommendations contained in the report are summarised as follows: 2005 Mid Year Plenary for CRA and PCH
The rock lobster fishery takes two species. The red rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) supports nearly all the landings and is caught all around the North and South Islands, Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands. The packhorse rock lobster (Sagmariasus verreauxi) is taken mainly in the north of the North Island. Packhorse lobsters (PHC) grow to a much larger size than do red rock lobsters (CRA) and have different shell colouration and shape.