Recreational fishers heading out this summer holiday season are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the recent changes to fishing rules.
On 1 December 2016, changes to fishing rules for 26 different marine and freshwater species came into effect in South Australia.
With the summer break typically the busiest and most popular time for anglers across the state, fishers are encouraged to include a refresher on recreational fishing rules as part of their pre-holiday preparation.
Information on the new fishing limits are available through various sources, including the PIRSA website, SA Recreational Fishing Guide app, South Australian Recreational Fishing Limits brochure and signage installed at jetties and fishing spots across the state.
PIRSA fisheries officers and Fishcare volunteers will also be visiting popular fishing areas across the holiday period to hand out information and answer questions about the new limits.
Quotes attributable to PIRSA Fisheries & Aquaculture Director Policy, Sean Sloan
The recent recreational fishing rules changes are a vital measure to support the sustainability of our wild fish stocks and the long term viability of recreational fishing industry.
More than 277 000 people participate in recreational fishing each year, and while I encourage everyone to enjoy the superb fishing experiences on offer across the state’s coastal and inland regions, it’s also a timely reminder of the important role we all play in protecting fish stocks.
Whether you’re a fishing novice or a seasoned angler, I ask everyone to take responsibility on the water and make the time to examine the new fishing rules, know your limits and ensure your catch complies.
For information on fishing rules in South Australia: