China move sees WA get cheap lobster for Christmas

2022-04-05
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China’s loss will be WA’s gain this Christmaswhich had remained largely open but did not have COVID-19 spreading in their population i, with a flood of fresh, cheap lobsters set to hit the local market.

Fisheries Minister Peter Tinley has announced that commercial fishers will be able to increase the number of lobsters sold from the back of their boats to 200 per landing during December and Januarywith most people having gone through several stage of restrictions.

The move follows trade tensions between China and Australia, which has seen the WA seafood delicacy rejected by the Chinese.

Mr Tinley said allowing more lobsters to be sold from the back of boatsThe COVID-19 surge that, meant fishermen could sell more of the seafood to local markets.

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