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:
Avoid spreading CaulerpaBoat owners who sail in West Lakes, North Haven, Outer Harbor and the Port River-Barker Inlet system need to ensure their activities do not contribute to the spread of Caulerpa taxifolia (caulerpa).Read more about Avoid spreading Caulerpa
How to tackle fishing these school holidaysHoliday makers and keen fishers are reminded to make themselves, and their families, aware of fishing rules and regulations ahead of the busy October long weekend and school holidays.Read more about How to tackle fishing these school holidays
Southern Zone Rock Lobster season opens 1 OctoberRecreational fishers are being reminded to ensure their 2017-18 pot registrations are up to date, with recreational Rock Lobster fishing activity set to recommence in the Southern Zone from 6 am on Sunday 1 October.Read more about Southern Zone Rock Lobster season opens 1 October
Fish processor caught out for dishonest reportingA Port Lincoln fish processor has been found guilty of purchasing illegally caught fish and deliberately falsifying records to conceal the transaction.Read more about Fish processor caught out for dishonest reporting
Two men fined for illegal Rock Lobster fishingTwo recreational fishers have been convicted of charges relating to illegal Rock Lobster fishing near Port MacDonnell.Read more about Two men fined for illegal Rock Lobster fishing
Crab fishers reminded of limits ahead of season startRecreational fishers are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the new size, bag and boat limits surrounding Blue Swimmer Crabs, as the crabbing season gets underway.Read more about Crab fishers reminded of limits ahead of season start
Giant Cuttlefish continue to thrive at Point LowlyThe Giant Australian Cuttlefish spawning population at Point Lowly near Whyalla continues to thrive, a promising result for one of the State's most iconic species.Read more about Giant Cuttlefish continue to thrive at Point Lowly
Illegal net use sees commercial fisher finedA commercial marine scale fisher detected fishing with a net exceeding the lawful specifications has been handed a hefty penalty.Read more about Illegal net use sees commercial fisher fined
New Ceduna patrol vessel launchedA purpose-built Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) is joining the Primary Industries and Regions SA Fisheries and Aquaculture fleet, and fittingly the vessel has been named by the local community.Read more about New Ceduna patrol vessel launched
New Yorketown patrol vessel launchedA purpose-built Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) is joining the Primary Industries and Regions SA Fisheries and Aquaculture fleet, and fittingly the vessel has been named by the local community.Read more about New Yorketown patrol vessel launched
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Ferment the FestivalCelebrating cheese, wine, kombucha, gin and even chocolate, Ferment the Festival is set to showcase a huge selection of fermented food and beverages this October.The four-day festival is set...
Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia conference 2017SEGRA 2017 - Disruption : a catalyst for changeThis year's conference will focus on what are the characteristics of the great adapters and changers and how this is manifested in political, b...
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Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra ChipBiosecurity 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 famil...