Current Alerts

Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn area

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared in the Kilburn area following the detection of a single female fly on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single flies detected within the previous 14 days.A 1.5 kilometre q…

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Queensland fruit fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park area

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been declared in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection confirmed in the area on Wednesday 14 February 2018.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been established around the outbreak, and an eradicati…

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News - Fishing

Continuation of northern Spencer Gulf cuttlefish closure

9 February 2018

The closure to all fishing for Giant Australian Cuttlefish in northern Spencer Gulf will continue for a further 12 months until 15 February 2019, as part of the management of this iconic species.

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Snapper closures end this Wednesday in SA waters

29 January 2018

All SA waters will reopen to Snapper fishing this weekend, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Wednesday 31 January.

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Water users at West Lakes to remain vigilant

15 January 2018

Waters users at West Lakes can still enjoy recreational fishing and boating, however should remain vigilant following yesterday’s discovery of a fish kill.

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Top three fishing rules reminder this summer season

8 January 2018

Recreational fishers heading out on the water this summer are being urged to keep in mind our top three fishing rules this holiday period.

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Multi-million dollar reform package to secure sustainable fishing future

28 December 2017

In the biggest fisheries shake-up in decades, the State Government will spend $20 million to buy back up to a third of South Australia's Marine Scalefish fishing licenses.

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Murray Cod handling made easier

21 December 2017

Catching a Murray Cod is not for the faint hearted; their small teeth are responsible for what is affectionately known in the fishing world as ‘Cod Thumb’.

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Inaugural calendar celebrates fishing and aquaculture in our great state

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.

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Snapper season open but key protection sites to remain closed

6 December 2017

The annual state-wide Snapper fishing closure comes to an end at midday on Friday 15 December, however five key spawning sites will continue to remain closed to all Snapper fishing activity until the end of January 2018.

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Man jailed for trafficking Abalone

27 November 2017

An operation by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) with the support of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) has resulted a Mount Gambier man being jailed for Abalone trafficking.

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Pipi Fishery opens to recreational fishers

23 November 2017

Recreational fishers can once again enjoy collecting Pipi (Goolwa Cockles).

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