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First licence surrendered under commercial fishing reforms

26 June 2020

The first fishing licence has been formally surrendered as part of the Marshall Liberal Government's historic $24.5 million commercial fishing reforms.

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Building the Seafood State

10 June 2020

Applications are now open for members of the new Seafood Advisory Forum, which is being established to develop a 10-year seafood strategy.

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Recreational fisher fined for taking Snapper

28 May 2020

An Adelaide fisher off Glenelg has been fined $485 for taking snapper.

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SA the Seafood State – a stronger fishing future

8 May 2020

South Australia will cement its place as the Seafood State of the southern hemisphere with a $24.5 million boost for our fishers to land a catch for dinner plates for years to come.

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By George! King George Whiting back on the menu in May

27 April 2020

South Australian fishers will once again be able to target King George Whiting during May in the southern gulfs with Labor's unpopular spawning closure on fishing now lifted.

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South-East fisher fined for ignoring snapper rules

19 March 2020

A recreational fisher in the South East has become the first person to be caught and fined for breaking the rules regarding South Australia's snapper closure.

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Economic boost through expansion of aquaculture zones

18 March 2020

Coastal communities on the Eyre Peninsula are set for an economic boost with the release of more than 6,500 hectares of unallocated and available water for aquaculture production from Tumby Bay to Streaky Bay.

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Abalone poacher snags jail, fine and fishing ban

25 February 2020

A Port Pirie man has been jailed for 12 months, banned from abalone fishing for five years, and fined $7000 for trafficking abalone and assaulting a Fisheries Officer.

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Warning to Port River users to clean vessels

18 February 2020

Port River users are being urged to follow thorough vessel cleaning practices, following the detection of the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus in feral Pacific Oysters in the area.

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Fisheries pinch lands crab fisher in deep water

5 February 2020

A Paralowie man is in deep water and could face fines of up to $20,000 after being found in possession of more than 300 Blue Swimmer Crabs – 15 times the legal limit.

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