Lobster licence fees cut

The State Government has delivered on its election commitment to reduce licence fees for the rock lobster fishery by 50% for 2022-23.  

Premier Peter Malinauskas pledged the fee reduction in the lead up to the March State Election.

Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister Clare Scriven said the reduction was a practical and fast way for the State Government to support the South Australian rock lobster fishery, which was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption to the Chinese market, which were “events well beyond their control”. 

“I am pleased to see that our first budget has delivered on our commitment for a $2.6m, 50% reduction in licence fees,” Minister Scriven said.

“When rock lobster fishers get their licence fee notices, they will see these savings for themselves and I am certain it will be a welcome relief. 

“I look forward to seeing the rock lobster fishery in our state continue to produce their world renowned, environmentally friendly, sustainably harvested products and seeing the industry rebound and recover from what has been a challenging few years.”

Rock lobster licence holders will soon receive the savings through their annual fee notice for 2022-23.  

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