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Illegal fishers on the River Murray caught red handed

6 July 2018

Anglers along the River Murray are being reminded to follow the strict rules in place to support our fishing industry following a recent spate of illegal incidents picked up by Fisheries Officers.

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Tips for a cool winter fishing adventure these school holidays

3 July 2018

Many people only visit their local beach, coastline, jetty or river during summer months but winter is a fantastic time to enjoy a spot of fishing.

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Annual Rock Lobster closure to commence

24 May 2018

Recreational fishers in South Australia are reminded that the annual state-wide closure for Rock Lobster fishing will begin at 6pm on Thursday 31 May.

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Pipi seasonal closure begins 1 June

24 May 2018

The annual state-wide closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) in South Australian waters by recreational fishers comes into effect on Friday 1 June.

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National Volunteer Week 2018 - South Australia's fish stocks safe in the hands of volunteers

23 May 2018

This National Volunteer Week, PIRSA is saying thank you to its 76 active Fishcare Volunteers and highlighting their valued role in protecting fish and marine stocks up and down the coast and at inland rivers and waterways throughout South Australia.…

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King George Whiting fishing closure starts 1 May

11 April 2018

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) reminds recreational and commercial fishers thatthe King George Whiting spawning spatial closure will commence Monday 1 May until Thursday31 May.

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SA's commercial oysters declared POMS-free

6 April 2018

Samples from all of South Australia’s commercial oyster growing areas have tested negative to the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus.

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Eggs-pert advice on bait and berley this Easter

28 March 2018

If you want make the most of the balmy weather this Easter long weekend, why not dust off your rods and reels and head out for a spot of fishing?

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Oyster virus detected in Port River

1 March 2018

Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) advises that the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been detected in feral Pacific Oysters in the Port River. At this stage POMS has not been detected in South Australian oyster f…

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Continuation of northern Spencer Gulf cuttlefish closure

9 February 2018

The closure to all fishing for Giant Australian Cuttlefish in northern Spencer Gulf will continue for a further 12 months until 15 February 2019, as part of the management of this iconic species.

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