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About recreational fishing

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) Fisheries and Aquaculture division enables the:

  • regulation and sustainable development of South Australia’s aquatic resources
  • the balanced growth of our fisheries and aquaculture industries
  • protection of aquatic habitats and organisms
  • management of South Australia's fish stocks in partnership with industry and the community.

Read more in the Management Plan for Recreational Fishing in South Australia (PDF 1.8 MB).

Recreational and commercial fishing activities are controlled by the:

Recreational fishing survey 2021–22

Recreational fishing surveys help:

  • protect and sustain South Australia’s community-shared fish stocks
  • assess the sustainability of SA’s fishing resources.

Surveys also give fishery managers the information they need to make sure there are healthy fish stocks into the future.

Complete the survey

Contact Fishwatch

Call the Fishwatch hotline, 24 hours a day, for information about:

  • rules and regulations
  • licensing and registration
  • reporting shark sightings
Freecall 1800 065 522 Go to Reporting (Fishwatch)
Page Last Reviewed: 22 Mar 2022
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