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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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Longer leases delivered for the aquaculture sector

26 September 2019

South Australia’s aquaculture sector is set to benefit from extensions to aquaculture lease terms following the passage of changes to the Aquaculture Act 2001 through parliament last night.

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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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Goolwa Pipi industry set to grow exports

22 February 2019

The Goolwa Pipi industry is set to benefit from a State Government grant supporting the expansion of a local processing facility, aimed at growing exports of the high value Goolwa Pipi.

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State Government delivers transparency to seafood sector

6 February 2019

The State Government has delivered on an election commitment to the seafood sector as it releases the KPMG report into PIRSA’s cost recovery of fisheries and aquaculture.

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SA oyster industry on the road to recovery

31 January 2019

The South Australian oyster industry is a step closer to recovery - no longer needing government supplied juvenile oysters (spat) - and able to rely solely on spat produced by four commercial Eyre Peninsula suppliers.

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Proactive campaign against oyster virus risk

21 December 2018

Blowtorches and hammers are being used to destroy feral oysters in Adelaide’s Port River this December.

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SA scientists continue to help protect oyster industry

22 August 2018

South Australian scientists will continue to lead the nation’s effort to safeguard valuable oyster industries from the threat of disease, after extra funding has been made available.

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Clean up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure

7 August 2018

The clean-up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure at Anxious Bay near Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula is now complete and the area has been remediated - with more than 50 tonnes of netting alone removed.

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Port River Vongole closure to continue

20 June 2018

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is extending the Port River Vongole (Mud Cockle) fishing zone closure for another year in response to continuing concerns about the sustainability of stocks.

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