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Clean up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure

7 August 2018

The clean-up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure at Anxious Bay near Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula is now complete and the area has been remediated - with more than 50 tonnes of netting alone removed.

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Port River Vongole closure to continue

20 June 2018

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is extending the Port River Vongole (Mud Cockle) fishing zone closure for another year in response to continuing concerns about the sustainability of stocks.

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SA's oyster industry responds to short term challenges

31 March 2017

South Australia's oyster industry is optimistic for the long term future of the local industry, more than a year after it was affected by the outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in Tasmania.

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Aquaculture provides $220 million boost for SA regions

21 October 2016

New figures released today show South Australia’s aquaculture industry contributed $227.8 million to the State’s economy in 2014/15 – with 96% of this value of production centred on the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast.

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Boost for Spencer Gulf with proposed aquaculture zoning changes

9 September 2016

The Spencer Gulf region will get an economic boost if proposed changes to aquaculture zoning near Wallaroo go ahead.

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Extension on ban of Pacific Oysters from Tasmania to protect local industry

5 August 2016

A prohibition on the movement of Pacific Oysters and oyster farming equipment sourced from Tasmania has been implemented to safeguard the state’s $32 million oyster growing industry.

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Streamlined regulations for $225 million aquaculture industry

3 August 2016

The State Government has introduced changes to aquaculture regulations, in a move to simplify regulatory requirements, streamline operations and reduce red-tape for South Australia's $225 million aquaculture industry.

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State Government support to boost local oyster industry

26 May 2016

The State Government is providing financial and other assistance to the state oyster industry in order to help secure the 240 jobs directly involved in the sector.

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$2 million boost for yellowtail kingfish industry

14 April 2016

A new feeding strategy for yellowtail kingfish has delivered rapid results and the potential for a $2 million boost for the state's industry.

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Protecting South Australia's oyster industry from POMS

5 February 2016

A mandatory ban on the movement of Pacific oysters and equipment associated with oyster farming across South Australia has been implemented to protect the state’s valuable oyster industry.

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Email: celia.brissenden@sa.gov.au
Phone: 0477 359 248

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