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:
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
Rock Lobster research leads to positive management changeCommercial 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.Read more about Rock Lobster research leads to positive management change
Fisher caught exceeding King George Whiting limitRecreational 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.Read more about Fisher caught exceeding King George Whiting limit
Pipi seasonal closure begins 1 JuneThe annual statewide closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) in South Australian waters comes into effect on Wednesday 1 June.Read more about Pipi seasonal closure begins 1 June
Annual Southern Rock Lobster closure to commenceRecreational fishers are reminded that the annual closure for Southern Rock Lobster fishing will begin at 6pm on Tuesday 31 May.Read more about Annual Southern Rock Lobster closure to commence
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National Wine Centre 2016 Winter Food & Wine FestivalThe National Wine Centre will be abuzz on Sunday, August 28, as the home base for some of South Australia’s premier food and wine regions. Experience the incredible diversity of SA in ...
Royal Adelaide ShowThe Royal Adelaide Show is an annual agricultural show run by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia. The Show always begins on the first Friday in September, an...
- 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...