Current Alerts

Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip

Biosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families. This directly effects well-known products like potatoes…

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Goolwa Beach closed to recreational Pipi fishing

Effective 5 May 2017.PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has closed Goolwa Beach to recreational fishing for Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) due to high levels E.coli found within locally sourced Pipis.Go to the Pipi closure page for more information.…

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News - Fishing

Goolwa beach closed to Pipi fishing

5 May 2017

Goolwa Beach is closed to recreational Pipi fishing from today (Friday 5 May 2017), effective immediately, as a precaution following the detection of E. coli levels above what is considered safe for human consumption on Goolwa Beach.

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South Australian company awarded $550 000 project for state’s first trial native oyster reef

2 May 2017

Port Adelaide based Maritime Constructions has been awarded $550 000 to build South Australia’s first trial shellfish reef.

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King George Whiting spawning closure starts 1 May

28 April 2017

The King George Whiting spawning spatial closure commences on Monday, 1 May to further protect the species during part of its critical breeding period.

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Aboriginal Fisheries Officers program an SA first

28 April 2017

Aboriginal recruits are training to become Fisheries Officers, as part of the State Government's Aboriginal Fisheries Officer Career Pathways Program.

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Fishers inspected in Port Augusta compliance operation

5 April 2017

Recreational fishers are reminded to familiarise themselves with the new recreational fishing rules following detections at Port Augusta last month.

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Play your part in protecting King George Whiting

2 April 2017

Recreational fishers can take part in an exciting 'citizen science' initiative throughout April to help protect South Australia's iconic King George Whiting species.

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SA Pipi fishery rakes in sustainability accreditation

9 March 2017

South Australia’s commercial Pipi fishery has reaffirmed its sustainability credentials by achieving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) recertification.

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Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishing

24 February 2017

Goolwa Beach reopens for recreational Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) fishing on Saturday 25 February 2017.

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Snapper spatial closures to end in SA waters

24 January 2017

All SA waters will reopen to Snapper fishing next week, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Tuesday 31 January.

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Goolwa Beach closed to Pipi fishing

13 January 2017

Goolwa Beach is closed to recreational Pipi fishing, for bait and human consumption, (from Sunday 8 January 2017) as a precaution following the detection of E. coli levels above what is considered safe for human consumption on Goolwa Beach, adjacent…

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