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Cuttlefish survey indicates population in a strong position

12 November 2018

The Giant Australian Cuttlefish spawning population at Point Lowly near Whyalla remains healthy, with numbers increasing 20 per cent in the past year.

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Pipi Fishery opens to recreational fishers on 1 November

31 October 2018

Recreational fishers can once again enjoy collecting Pipi (Goolwa Cockles), with the Pipi fishing season open on Thursday 1 November.

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Statewide Snapper closure starts 1 November

24 October 2018

The annual Snapper fishing closure across South Australia will begin at midday on Thursday 1 November 2018.

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Recreational fishers speak on representation

17 October 2018

Recreational fishers have had their say as part of the State Government’s consultation on the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.

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2018-19 Northern Zone Rock Lobster season opening

17 October 2018

Recreational fishers who are looking forward to the Northern Zone Rock Lobster fishery opening on 1 November 2018 are reminded to ensure their pot registrations are current.…

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Technology to deliver cost savings to South Australia's Rock Lobster industry

15 October 2018

The State Government is working with South Australia’s valuable Rock Lobster industry to reduce their business costs and deliver environmental benefits to the state.

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Melbourne pair caught with illegal 98 kilogram haul

4 October 2018

The public has helped PIRSA Fisheries Officers to detect and prosecute two visitors from Melbourne who were caught with nearly 100 kilograms of the state’s valuable Pipis.

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Illegal crab catches result in cautions and fines for recreational fishers

28 September 2018

PIRSA Fisheries Officers returned almost 100 undersized Blue Swimmer Crabs to the water during a disappointing patrol of popular South Australian crabbing beaches.

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Southern Zone Rock Lobster Season 2018–19 opening

20 September 2018

It’s time to ensure Rock Lobster pot registrations are up to date ahead of the reopening of the Southern Zone to recreational fishing on October 1, 2018.

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Recreational Fishers ‘front and centre’ in new advisory council

18 September 2018

Recreational fishers have until the end of the week to provide feedback on the structure and function of the proposed Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.

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