Fishery Permit - Marine Algae

Consultation on the proposed fishery permit has closed.

Feedback was sought on an application for an exploratory permit to harvest beachcast marine algae in South Australian waters.

Beachcast marine algae refers to specific plant species that detach from the seabed, wash up and accumulate on the shoreline; this is collectively referred to as wrack. This marine algae cannot reattach and will eventually desiccate and die.

The area considered for this permit adjoins the harvest area of an existing Miscellaneous Fishery licence, which allows for beachcast marine algae harvest from an area between Cape Jaffa and part way around Rivoli Bay (south of Beachport).

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture facilitated an ecologically sustainable development (ESD) risk assessment by key stakeholders of the proposed activity to consider:

  • risks and opportunities of the proposal
  • the relative abundance of beachcast seagrass and macroalgae
  • available scientific advice related to the proposed operation

The following documents were available as part of the public consultation process:


If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the proposed changes please contact:

Josh Fredberg, Fisheries Management Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 0962

Page Last Reviewed: 08 Nov 2019
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