Primary Industries and Regions SA’s (PIRSA) Fisheries and Aquaculture division enables the sustainable development of South Australia’s aquatic resources and the balanced growth of our fisheries and aquaculture industries. PIRSA manages South Australia's fish stocks in partnership with industry and the community.
South Australia’s clean marine waters are home to some of the most sought after, premium seafood in the world.
PIRSA’s Fisheries and Aquaculture develops and implements:
- regulatory frameworks
to maximise the social and economic benefits and ensure the long-term sustainability of the state’s aquatic resources.
Learn more about PIRSA’s work with the fisheries and aquaculture:
Southern Zone rock lobster season opens 1 OctoberRecreational fishers are being reminded to ensure their 2016-17 pot registrations are up to date, with recreational rock lobster fishing activity set to recommence in the Southern Zone from 6 am on Saturday 1 October.Read more about Southern Zone rock lobster season opens 1 October
Fishers detected exceeding King George Whiting limitsPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is reminding charter boat operators and recreational fishers to follow the rules or run the risk of being caught.Read more about Fishers detected exceeding King George Whiting limits
Crab fishers urged to stick to limits or feel the pinchRecreational fishers are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the rules surrounding Blue Swimmer Crabs as the crabbing season gets underway.Read more about Crab fishers urged to stick to limits or feel the pinch
Non-compliance sees commercial fishers finedPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is reminding commercial fishers that their activities are closely monitored and could face significant fines when caught doing the wrong thing.Read more about Non-compliance sees commercial fishers fined
Vessels and equipment seized during fisheries operationTwo fishers have been detected with more than six times the daily limit for Southern Calamari, during a fisheries operation on the Yorke Peninsula last week.Read more about Vessels and equipment seized during fisheries operation
Return of Giant Australian Cuttlefish and a boost for Eyre PeninsulaThe population of South Australia’s iconic Giant Australian Cuttlefish is continuing to increase, attracting visitors to Point Lowly and boosting tourism in the northern Spencer Gulf region.Read more about Return of Giant Australian Cuttlefish and a boost for Eyre Peninsula
Murray Cod catch and release season closesRecreational fishers are reminded that the annual seasonal fishing closure for Murray Cod takes effect on Monday, 1 August 2016.Read more about Murray Cod catch and release season closes
Feedback sought on prawn fishery management planPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is seeking feedback from industry and community members on a draft management plan for the South Australian Gulf St Vincent Prawn Fishery.Read more about Feedback sought on prawn fishery management plan
New arrangements for net fishing in Lake GeorgeFor the first time in more than 20 years, new mesh net registrations will be available for recreational fishers in Lake George, in the state’s South East.Read more about New arrangements for net fishing in Lake George
SA's new artificial reef to be located south of ArdrossanThe state's first artificial shellfish reef will be built south of Ardrossan on the Yorke Peninsula.Read more about SA's new artificial reef to be located south of Ardrossan
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Ceduna OysterfestAustralia’s largest oyster festival, held in the Eyre Peninsula.Event information
Kangaroo Island Field DayThe Kangaroo Island Field Day will be held on 29 September at the Kingscote Oval (Solidiers’ Memorial Park). Entrance to the venue is via the main gates on Centenary Avenue or the rear...
- 1 Jun
Detection of Russian wheat aphidThe State Government is responding to detections of the exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - which has been found in cereal crops in the State's mid-north.The initial detection was on a site ...
- 3 May
Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaksAn outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared in Colonel Light Gardens following the detection of fruit fly larvae on 3 May 2016.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been est...