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:
River users to remain vigilant as blackwater reaches SARiver Murray water users may notice a darker water colour and dead or distressed fish in parts of the River Murray as a natural phenomenon, known as Blackwater, moves through South Australia’s River Murray system.Read more about River users to remain vigilant as blackwater reaches SA
New recreational fishing rules start 1 DecemberRecreational fishers are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the new South Australian recreational fishing rules which come into effect today.Read more about New recreational fishing rules start 1 December
Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach will open to recreational Pipi fishing effective immediately.Read more about Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishing
Changes to recreational fishing rules across South AustraliaAfter extensive consultation, new rules for recreational fishing in South Australia - including changes to fishing limits for 26 species - will come into effect from 1 December 2016.Read more about Changes to recreational fishing rules across South Australia
Goolwa Beach Pipi ClosurePIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has closed Goolwa Beach to recreational fishing for Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) due to the discovery of high levels of E.coli within locally sourced Pipis.Read more about Goolwa Beach Pipi Closure
Illegal garfish catch sees commercial fisher finedA commercial marine scalefish fisher detected having taken and attempting to sell a significant quantity of undersize garfish has been handed a hefty penalty for his illegal haul.Read more about Illegal garfish catch sees commercial fisher fined
Statewide Snapper closure starts 1 NovemberFishers are reminded that the annual fishing closure for Snapper in South Australia will begin at midday on 1 November 2016.Read more about Statewide Snapper closure starts 1 November
New Whyalla patrol vessel launchedA new purpose-built Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) is joining the Primary Industries and Regions SA Fisheries and Aquaculture fleet.Read more about New Whyalla patrol vessel launched
Northern Zone rock lobster season to openRecreational fishing for prized Southern Rock Lobster recommences in the state’s Northern Zone at midday on Tuesday, 1 November.Read more about Northern Zone rock lobster season to open
Boost for Yorke Peninsula's new oyster reefAdditional funding for South Australia’s first artificial oyster reef will see new job opportunities and economic benefits for the Yorke Peninsula region through fishing and tourism.Read more about Boost for Yorke Peninsula's new oyster reef
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Stirling Laneways MarketDates for 2016-17:25 September23 October27 November18 December22 January26 February26 March23 April (Season Finale)Time: 10.00am until 4.00pm Location: Stirling, Adelaide HillsMore informati...
Ebenezer Night MarketsEbenezer Night Markets offer a wide selection of food, jewellery, fashion, artwork and crafts. They run on selected dates during summer.Dates for 2016-17:Friday 25 November 2016Friday 9 Dece...
- 13 Nov
Riverland Storm recovery hotline and response centreRiverland producers affected by storm damage caused on Friday 11 November 2016 should either:Call the Riverland Storm Recovery hotline on 0476 834 530.Visit the Storm Response Centre located...
- 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 ...