Rock Lobster fishermen hit the sea

FISHING BEGINS: Gordon Lewis’ pots are ready to be loaded on the boats just in time to hit the water on Sunday. Picture: TODD LEWIS

PROFESSIONAL fishermen across the South East are ready to hit the water once again this weekend with the 2017/18 rock lobster fishing season commencing on Sunday.

For the eighth consecutive year, the total allowable catch for the Southern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery of South Australia has been set at 1245.7 tonnes.

The season will once again run from October 1 to May 31.

South Eastern Professional Fishermen’s Association executive officer Nathan Kimber said in the last seven seasons the quota had been taken

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