Rock Lobster population now at 1% of its pristine levels

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The Department of Environment, Fisheries and Forestry says it has no choice but to cut fishing allocations for rock lobsters.
The rock lobster population is now at one-percent of its pristine levels.
Small-scale fishers have complained that the 16-percent reduction in Total Allowable Catch hurts their businesses.
The department says factors that include overfishing, climate change, and poaching have led to the decline in the rock lobster population.

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