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:
Rock Lobster research leads to positive management change
Commercial Rock Lobster fishers will now be able to fish for prized Southern Rock Lobster year round, as part of new arrangements that will add value to the fishery, support regional jobs and improve business competitiveness.
Fisher caught exceeding King George Whiting limit
Recreational fishers tempted to flout the rules are reminded of the hefty penalties that apply, following the conviction of a fisher found exceeding the King George Whiting daily bag limit.
Pipi seasonal closure begins 1 June
The annual statewide closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) in South Australian waters comes into effect on Wednesday 1 June.
Annual Southern Rock Lobster closure to commence
Recreational fishers are reminded that the annual closure for Southern Rock Lobster fishing will begin at 6pm on Tuesday 31 May.
Have your say on recreational fishing options
With so many South Australians spending the long weekend fishing, the State Government wants them to think about having their say on the future of fishing in South Australia.
Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conference
Adelaide has won the right to host the World Fisheries Congress (WFC) in 2020, after the Australian and South Australian governments successfully led a joint Australia–New Zealand bid to bring the premier international fisheries conference t…
Lakes and Coorong fishery grant and future plan
A State Government grant as well as a new management plan for the Commercial Lakes and Coorong Fishery is expected to help the $8 million industry grow even further.
Fisheries urge Rock Lobster rule refresherSouth Australia’s 4,800 recreational Rock Lobster fishers are being reminded to make themselves aware of the fishing rules and limits this school holiday period.Read more about Fisheries urge Rock Lobster rule refresher
Strong response to recreational fishing review
Hundreds of South Australians across the state have provided their feedback on proposed changes to recreational fishing.
Enjoy your fishing by doing the right thing this EasterRecreational fishers are being reminded to make themselves aware of the fishing rules and limits before heading out on the water over the Easter period.Read more about Enjoy your fishing by doing the right thing this Easter
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ACCC public forums in South Australia - horticulture and viticultureThe purpose of the workshop is to enable the ACCC to speak with people in the horticulture and viticulture industries about the key competition and fair trading issues that affect them.This ...
Winters Reds WeekendThe Winter Reds Weekend has something for everyone, making it the perfect weekend for wine connoisseurs to enjoy hearty food, a warm atmosphere and the stunning reds produced in the Adelaide...
- 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...