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Murray Cod catch and release season closes

18 July 2019

The annual recreational fishing closure for Murray Cod takes effect on Thursday 1 August 2019.

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Inaugural graduation from Aboriginal Fisheries training program

11 July 2019

The first four recruits to participate in the State Government's inaugural Aboriginal Fisheries Officer Career Pathways Program graduate today, to officially become Fisheries Officers.

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POMS-resistant oysters given new lease of life

26 June 2019

The fight against the devastating Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been given a shot in the arm with $750,000 research funding secured for three more years to develop oysters resistant to the disease.

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Snapper in dire straits in South Australia

20 June 2019

South Australia’s much-treasured snapper fishing experience is at risk of disappearing entirely unless drastic action is taken ahead of the upcoming summer, according to latest scientific information.

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Rock Lobster season closure to begin

24 May 2019

Recreational fishers in South Australia are reminded to remove their Rock Lobster pots as part of the annual closure for Rock Lobster fishing, which will begin at 6 pm on Friday 31 May.

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Annual Pipi closure to begin

24 May 2019

Recreational fishers are reminded the annual state-wide closure of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) begins on Saturday 1 June, meaning they cannot take Pipi from South Australian waters.

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Pipi poachers pinched at Geltwood Beach

16 May 2019

Two men have been fined $890 for exceeding their Pipi bag and vehicle possession limits at Canunda National Park, near Millicent.

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By George, Whiting back on the menu

18 April 2019

The State Government will re-open areas for King George Whiting fishing this year after reviewing the latest science and listening to the views of South Australian commercial and recreational fishers.

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First meeting of Minister's recreational fishing council in Port Pirie

17 April 2019

Recreational fishers have a new voice to government, with the inaugural meeting of the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council held today in Port Pirie.

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Know your fishing limits these holidays

15 April 2019

If you're planning to go fishing over the school holidays or Easter long weekend, make sure you know the fishing rules.

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