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Ballot closing for recreational snapper fishing in south east

18 January 2020

If you want to be one of 606 recreational fishers to be able catch a snapper in South Australia's south east waters this season time is running out for you to be involved in the tag ballot, with applications closing this Sunday.

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Keeping count of snapper stocks

13 January 2020

The count is on for our snapper stocks with a spawning biomass survey starting today in Gulf St Vincent after a similar successful trip in December in Spencer Gulf.

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Don’t get crabby – stick to the fishing limits

27 December 2019

A fisher has been caught with nearly four times the daily catch limit for crabs and could face fines of up to $20,000 – a timely reminder to follow recreational fishing limits this holiday season.

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SARDI tanked up for snapper restocking

23 December 2019

The effort to rebuild snapper populations in South Australian waters has commenced with the delivery of adult breeding snapper to the South Australian Research and Development Institute's West Beach facility to kick start the Marshall Liberal Governm…

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Rogue fishers banned, fined and have to forfeit gear

20 December 2019

Four rogue Limestone Coast fishers are learning crime doesn't pay after being hit with more than $10,000 in fines, a timely reminder that flouting the rules during the holiday season can hit the hip pocket.

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$500,000 in grants to keep charters sailing

22 November 2019

A $500,000 grant program from the Regional Growth Fund has been opened today to support charter boat operators impacted by the snapper restrictions that will be in place until 2023.

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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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