SA Marine Parks: Commercial Fisheries Voluntary Catch/Effort Reduction Program
The offer period for licence holders to surrender licence and/or entitlements is now closed.
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Fish mortalities response
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Recreational shark fishing restrictions
Restrictions on targeted recreational shark fishing in metropolitan waters have been updated. Find out more
Redmap launches in SA
Redmap is a new and interactive website, that invites the Australian community to spot, log and map marine species that are uncommon in Australia, or along particular parts of our coast. Find out more
Recreational fishing possession limits begin
Recreational fishing possession limits are now in place in South Australia, limiting the amount of King George Whiting, Pipi and Razorfish that recreational fishers can catch and stockpile. View media release and find out more
South Australia’s clean marine waters are home to some of the most sought after seafood in the world. Iconic species such as King George Whiting, Snapper and premium shellfish including Western King Prawns, Blue Swimmer Crabs and Calamari; as well as the celebrated delicacies of Southern Rocklobster and Abalone feature on restaurant menus everywhere.
Our ten wild-catch commercial fishing sectors are an important source of employment, particularly in regional areas, contributing $197 million to South Australia's total seafood production value.
Recreational fishing remains an equally important sector, with an estimated 236,000 men, women and children engaging in fishing activities each year.
Management and regulation of these industries is critical to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the aquatic environment and allowing for the continued development and competitiveness of this vital primary industry.
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) Fisheries and Aquaculture is the government agency responsible for the ecologically sustainable development of South Australia’s aquatic resources. Widely viewed as a national leader in fisheries management, the division develops and implements policies, legislation and regulatory frameworks and conducts education, monitoring and compliance programs to maximise social and economic benefits to the South Australian community.
Showing your support for the local seafood industry can start with your responsibilities as a recreational fisher by learning the rules that apply to recreational fishing.
You can also be our eyes and ears by reporting any illegal fishing activity to the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 065 522.