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Inaugural calendar celebrates fishing and aquaculture in our great state

Friday 8 December 2017

The people and faces that make up the state’s fishing and aquaculture industry, along with the pinnacle of SA’s seafood events, will be featured in a 2018 Fisheries and Aquaculture Calendar.


The inaugural calendar celebrates and explores the three sectors of fishing - commercial, recreational and traditional and the aquaculture sector, with a focus on the industry and government and community partnerships that underpin our sustainable fishing and aquaculture sectors in SA.

The calendar includes information about key species, fisheries openings and closures, what species are in season during each month, fishing events and tips for fishers.

Stunning imagery of the people who work or enjoy fishing as a hobby are featured each month – from Lakes & Coorong husband and wife team Tracy and Glen Hill, to industry veterans Robert Butson and Hugh Bailey, traditional Aboriginal fishers Robert McCallum and his daughter Chloe, along with Oyster growers from Coffin Bay, kingfish farmers from Port Lincoln and dedicated PIRSA Fisheries Officer Brooke Stanley, to name a few.

More than 4 000 copies of the calendar are available to the community next week across the state through PIRSA offices. To obtain a copy visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing for more details.

Quotes attributable to PIRSA Executive Director Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sean Sloan

On any given day, South Australians head out into our marine waters, rivers, reservoirs and hidden fishing spots, to drop a line in the pristine waters of our state, while many others’ head off to market to purchase locally caught fish or farmed seafood for an evening’s meal.

Fishing and aquaculture is an important social and economic contributor to the state’s economy, along with being one of the most treasured pastimes.

Nearly everyone has an association with fishing or seafood… whether it be fishing with family and friends, sharing in our divine seafood at local restaurants supplied by commercial fishers or aquaculture producers or a long and deep spiritual connection to the sea and its resources by our Aboriginal coastal Nations.

I am extremely proud to release this 2018 calendar and showcase not only some of state’s most sought after seafood, but also the people, families and communities behind the product and our fishing sectors.

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Media Contacts

Celia Brissenden - Communications Manager, Regional Development, Fisheries & Aquaculture and Forestry
Email: celia.brissenden@sa.gov.au
Phone: 0477 359 248

Agriculture, Food & Wine, Biosecurity and SARDI
Email: pirsa.media@sa.gov.au
Phone: 0455 091 908


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