Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state's primary industries and regions.
PIRSA’S Biosecurity SA Division manages the risks to South Australia posed by animal and plant pests and diseases, food borne illnesses, and misuse of rural chemicals.Agriculture food and winenextFisheries and Aquaculture
Fisheries and Aquaculture
PIRSA’S Fisheries and Aquaculture division manages the use of South Australia’s aquatic resources to maximise the environmental, social and economic benefits to South Australian communities and ensure the sustainable development of our fisheries and aquaculture industries.Biosecurity SAnextForestry
PIRSA’S Forestry division works with businesses and the community to promote the future of the forestry and wood products industry in South Australia and seeks new opportunities for development.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Regions SA provides an integrated cross-sector, cross-government and regionally focused approach to improving economic and social outcomes for regions.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA is PIRSA’S key delivery agent for major programs and projects across South Australia, and provides consultancy services to private and public sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally.ForestrynextSARDI
SARDI provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.Rural Solutions SAnextAgriculture food and wine
Awards celebrate regional excellence and successThe achievements of South Australia’s regions are being celebrated through the 2015 South Australian Regional Awards being held across the State throughout October.Read more about Awards celebrate regional excellence and success
Kadina man convicted for Abalone traffickingA Kadina man has been convicted and received a suspended jail sentence for possession and trafficking of a commercial quantity of Abalone.Read more about Kadina man convicted for Abalone trafficking
Fund My Idea Barossa, Light and Lower North now openIdeas can now be submitted for the Barossa, Light and Lower North round of Fund My Idea, ahead of the Country Cabinet meeting being held in the area later this month.Read more about Fund My Idea Barossa, Light and Lower North now open
Cuttlefish numbers on the rise againThere has been another increase in Giant Australian Cuttlefish numbers - the second annual consecutive rise in the species population.Read more about Cuttlefish numbers on the rise again
World's best young sommeliers in AdelaideThe best young sommeliers from around the globe will compete for the title of world’s best sommelier today.Read more about World's best young sommeliers in Adelaide
Crab fishers urged to play fairWith the weather warming up it’s an ideal time to go fishing, and with Blue Swimmer Crab an ever popular catch fishers are being reminded to play fair.Read more about Crab fishers urged to play fair
Feedback opens on proposed permit to harvest seaweedPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is inviting feedback on an application for a proposed Exploratory Fishing Permit to collect beachcast seaweed.Read more about Feedback opens on proposed permit to harvest seaweed
50 new jobs in Adelaide Hills Co-operative expansionAn $850,000 State Government Regional development Fund grant will go towards a major expansion at iconic Lenswood Apples facilities in the Adelaide Hills.
$48,410 support for Murray Bridge riverfront Master PlanThe development of a strategic Master Plan to rejuvenate Murray Bridge’s river frontage is being supported by State Government regional development funding.
Keep a watch on Giant Pine ScaleBiosecurity SA is asking the public, particularly residents living in the north-eastern metropolitan area to remain vigilant for signs of the major tree pest, Giant Pine Scale, as the insect becomes more active with warmer weather.Read more about Keep a watch on Giant Pine Scale
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Regional South Australian wine showcase at Topham Mall popup wine eventSouth Australian regional food and wine is coming to Adelaide this Friday 16 October in the first Spring 2015 popup wine showcase event.A variety of wine from Langhorne Creek, Kangaroo Isla...
On Water Boat ShowPrimary Industries and Regions SA’s (PIRSA) Fisheries and Aquaculture will take part in a new exciting outdoor lifestyle event on the weekend of 17 and 18 October.On Water Boat Show will ta...
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What is New Horizons?
New Horizons is a PIRSA initiative to significantly improve broadacre crop and livestock pasture productivity on South Australia’s poorly performing soils.
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What is SARMS?
SARMS, which stands for the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program, is a $265 million program funded by the Australian Government and delivered by PIRSA through Rural Solutions SA.
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Why is the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy important?
Through the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy, PIRSA is supporting the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Geoff Brock MP, to deliver improved economic and social outcomes for regional South Australia.
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Why is the Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World economic priority important?
The rapidly increasing global demand for high quality food and wine, combined with South Australia’s strong reputation for food safety, biosecurity and product integrity, creates significant opportunities for the state.
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