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Gulf St Vincent snapper stocks decline further

26 September 2020

The necessity of the Marshall Liberal Government's bold decision to close the snapper fishery has been reinforced by new science which shows snapper populations in Gulf St Vincent have fallen to new lows.

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Temporary fishing closure in Port Pirie area

14 September 2020

A 12 month fishing closure will be implemented in waters directly adjacent to the Port Pirie township from 12.01 am tomorrow (Tuesday, 15 September 2020).

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Fishers caught with three times the legal limit

11 September 2020

Three recreational fishers in the south east have been caught with more than three times the daily boat limit of mullet and fined nearly $1000 after an incident at Lake George, near Beachport.

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Commercial seaweed industry could grow at Hardwicke Bay

29 August 2020

Aquaculture businesses in the eastern Spencer Gulf would be able to take part in an estimated $140 million a year commercial seaweed industry with the potential to create 1,200 jobs, under proposed zoning changes to allow algae farming.

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New tide for Recreational Fishing Advisory Council

28 August 2020

A major shake-up of the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council will see new members appointed to focus on delivering a long-term recreational fishing strategy for South Australia.

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Rock lobster fishery to open early this year

28 August 2020

The commercial rock lobster season will open earlier this year as part of a series of temporary management arrangements to further help some of the state’s fisheries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Next steps for Marine Scalefish Fishery reform

15 August 2020

More than 40 commercial fishers have already applied to surrender their licence under the Marshall Liberal Government's historic $24.5 million reform of the South Australian Marine Scalefish Fishery, as more information is released today regarding fu…

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More than 70 per cent of sustainable snapper catch snapped up

6 August 2020

Keen commercial fishers have snapped up more than 70 per cent of the season's South East total allowable commercial snapper catch.

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Cuttlefish at record high numbers in SA

5 August 2020

Record high numbers of Giant Australian Cuttlefish have been recorded at Point Lowly, near Whyalla, in the 2020 scientific population survey released today.

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Calling all salmon fishers: donate your fish guts

10 July 2020

The State Government is encouraging recreational fishers across the state to become citizen scientists and help protect the future of South Australia's iconic Australian Salmon by donating filleted frames for research.

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