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Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishing

Friday 24 February 2017

Goolwa Beach reopens for recreational Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) fishing on Saturday 25 February 2017.


PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture closed the beach to recreational Pipi fishing on 8 January following the detection of E.coli levels above what is considered safe for human consumption.

The water and shellfish quality has now returned to a normal level allowing for the beach to reopen and declared safe for recreational fishers to collect and eat Pipi.

The Pipi season is open to recreational fishers from 1 November to 31 May.

Background

PIRSA will continue to monitor the area through the South Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program.

A minimum size limit for Pipi of 3.5cm applies, as well as a daily bag limit of 300 per person and a vehicle limit of 900 where three or more people are present.

Recreational fishing for Pipis is prohibited year-round on the Younghusband Peninsula (Coorong Beach) between the Murray Mouth and 28 Mile Crossing.

For more information on Pipi fishing visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing or download the free SA Recreational Fishing Guide app at www.pir.sa.gov.au/recfishingapp

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