New lobster pots tested

EFFICIENCY FOCUS: The Port MacDonnell lobster fleet may benefit from research into cray pot designs to potentially improve catch rates. Picture: KATIE JACKSON

RESEARCHERS have begun trialing two new rock lobster pot designs in a bid to determine whether commercial fishers can use them to catch annual quotas more efficiently.

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is leading a four-year trial of alternative pot designs in collaboration with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

Primary Industries and Regional Development Ministster Tim Whetstone said the

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