Southern Rock Lobster
Australian Southern Rocklobster
Southern Rocklobster Limited (SRL) would like to welcome all our stakeholders and those who take an interest in the fishery to our website. As SRL's key stakeholders are producers of what is arguably the finest seafood in the world, Australian Southern Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii), our organisation has an important responsibility in promoting the ‘good news story' of a sustainable, professional and vibrant fishery. It is a fishery that contributes significantly to the economies of rural coastal communities in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria and generates important export income for our nation.
Role of SRL
The SRL's core activities are based on the organisation's project agreement with FRDC for the Southern Rock Lobster National Research Development & Extension (R D & E) Planning and Management. This project agreement builds on the Industry Partnership Agreement (IPA) that sets out the arrangements for the implementation of a Southern Rock Lobster R D & E Program.
The industry partnership that is SRL is unique in the Australian seafood industry and brings together producers of southern rock lobster across Australia to pursue the common goal of a sustainable fishery that produces the world's finest rock lobster. The R, D & E investment strategy outlined in the Strategic Plan, 2011-2016 is a key element in supporting that common goal.
SRL is pleased to acknowledge the financial support received from the Federal Government through our Government partners. The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the Seafood Cooperative Research Centre have been, and continue to be key supporters of both the rock lobster industry and the R, D & E strategy outlined in the strategic document
Clean Green Program
SRL owns and co-ordinates the delivery of the Clean Green program which is the industry's vehicle to train and maintain industry operations at world's best practice standards. When introduced it was and still is to the best of SRL's knowledge the only third party accredited and audited seafood product standard of its type in the world. The program demonstrates that the industry is organised and committed enough to address its responsibilities and interests through an industry managed and independently audited, standards-based program. To find out more about the Clean Green Program click onto that section on the menu bar at the top of this page.
Industry Strategic Plan
With input from key stakeholders, including a well-attended workshop held in August 2012, SRL has significantly updated the Southern Rock Lobster Strategic Plan 2011-2016 establishing key objectives for targeting the investment in Research, Development & Extension (R, D & E). An R, D & E committee has been established to provide advice to the SRL Board on R, D & E priorities to achieve the objectives of the strategic plan. A copy of the SRL Strategic Plan 2011-2016 can be downloaded from here.
Truffled Rocklobster Ravioli with Passionfruit Caviar - click on the image to go to the recipe
There’s a world of difference when it comes to Australian Southern Rocklobster, caught in the pristine wilderness of the Southern Ocean off Southern Australia so epicureans all around the world can enjoy this exquisitely fresh, ultra pure ocean jewel.
This rugged Southern Ocean is amongst the cleanest and coldest in the world, its vast waters running between ‘Clean and Green’ Australia and the pristine wonderland of Antarctica.
With most of the catch being exported live, stringent regulations are followed and extreme care is taken when catching and handling the rocklobsters so they arrive at their destination in peak condition. It is a fine art, and Australian fishers are true masters.
WINNERS - United Nations Association of Australia 2005 World Environment Day Awards Best Environmental Practice Program
Web site last updated 25 June, 2012