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World Fisheries Congress 2020 call for abstracts opens

19 November 2019

It's your chance to share your passion and knowledge in fisheries science, conservation or management as the World Fisheries Congress 2020 call for abstracts opens.

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New measures to protect iconic Snapper in place

1 November 2019

New measures to protect South Australia's iconic Snapper fishery for the future are now in place.

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World leading Southern Zone Rock Lobster plan out for comment

1 November 2019

Southern Zone Rock Lobster fishers in South Australia are leading the world in fish stewardship with the release for public consultation today of a conservative commercial fishing management plan.

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Recreational pipi fishery to open on 1 November

28 October 2019

Recreational fishers can once again enjoy collecting Pipi (Goolwa Cockles), as the annual season opens on Friday, 1 November.

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Recreational Rock Lobster fishers reminded to do the right thing as Northern Zone opens

28 October 2019

Recreational Rock Lobster fishers are reminded to brush up on the rules and ensure their 2019-2020 pot registrations are in place as the Northern Zone opens for recreational Rock Lobster fishing from midday Friday 1 November.

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Keep watch for Asian Paddle Crab and report it

25 October 2019

All fishers – commercial, recreation and charter – along with other boat and water users are being reminded to keep an eye out and report any suspicious aquatic pests including Asian Paddle Crab while fishing over the summer months.…

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Fisher caught with seven times the legal limit for Razorfish

24 October 2019

A rogue recreational fisherman has been caught with seven times the daily bag limit of Razorfish near Port Augusta.

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Blue swimmer crab poacher nipped

4 October 2019

A rogue fisherman has been caught earlier this week with nearly eight times the daily bag limit of blue swimmer crabs.

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Commercial Marine Scalefish reform consultation

4 October 2019

Long-term sustainable fish stocks and profitable businesses are the focus of a Commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery reform consultation paper which is open for industry feedback for another week.

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Southern Zone Recreational Rock Lobster season opens

1 October 2019

The Southern Zone Rock Lobster season opens today, with recreational fishers now able to enjoy lowering their pots in the area for the season.

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