Commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery Reform Consultation

South Australia's Commercial Marine Scalefishery needs reforming to ensure sustainable fish stocks and a viable industry into the future.

A Commercial Marine Scale Fisheries Reform Advisory Committee (CMSFRAC) was established in 2018 to guide the development and implementation of a reform package for the fishery, which includes an industry consultation paper outlining the strategic options necessary to achieve the required reform.

Consultation paper

The consultation paper is now available and we are seeking feedback from the Commercial Marine Scalefishery on proposed reforms to the sector.

View the Industry Consultation Paper - Options for the reform of South Australia’s Commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery. (PDF 2.2 MB)

Consultation meetings

In addition to the consultation paper being released, a series of regional consultative meetings will be undertaken with commercial licence holders to provide information and assist fishers to understand the proposed reform options.

PIRSA fisheries staff, SARDI scientists and industry representatives will be available at each of these meetings to speak with fishers one-on-one.

  • Monday 16 September – Yorketown – Yorketown Town Hall, 11.00 am
  • Monday 16 September – Wallaroo – Coopers Alehouse, 11 Heritage Drv, 4.00 pm
  • Tuesday 17 September – Port Pirie – Port Football Clubrooms, Wanderah Rd, 10.30 am
  • Wednesday 18 September – Ceduna – Ceduna Foreshore Hotel, 10.00 am
  • Thursday 19 September – Port Lincoln – Lincoln Marine Sciences Centre, 1 Hindmarsh St, 10.00 am
  • Friday 20 September – Cape Jervis – Cape Jervis Community Centre, Rainsford Crt, 9.30am
  • Friday 20 September – Port Adelaide – British Hotel, 13 North Parade, 3.30 pm

Have your say

All licence holders and key stakeholder groups can have their say on the reform options and processes proposed for the South Australian Commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery.

All submissions will be made public on the PIRSA website to ensure transparency in the process.

To have your say:

Send hard copy feedback forms to:

  • Email:
  • Post: PIRSA Fisheries & Aquaculture,  GPO Box 1625,  ADELAIDE  SA  5001

Closing date: 5.00 pm on Friday 11 October 2019. Late feedback will not be considered.

Next steps

Feedback will be given to the CMSFRAC before their next planned meeting on 23 October 2019. They will consider the feedback and provide the Government with industry’s final advice as a fully costed package.


For queries or more information:

Page Last Reviewed: 05 Sep 2019
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