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SA Marine Parks: Commercial Fisheries Voluntary Catch/Effort Reduction Program
Offers now invited for licence holders to surrender licence and/or entitlements.
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Port River Mud Cockle closure
The Port River Mud Cockle fishing closure has been extended until 30 June 2013 due to ongoing concerns about sustainability.
Map of closure area
Frequently asked questions.
South Australia's clean marine waters are home to some of the most sought after, premium seafood in the world and the State is widely viewed as a world leader in fisheries management and sustainability.
Our wildcatch fishing industry is vital to many of the State's coastal towns delivering significant economic returns and employment opportunities for regional communities with the largest wildcatch contributors to South Australia's Gross State Product in recent years being Southern Rocklobster, Western King Prawn and Abalone fisheries. In addition to these direct fishing activities, there are also many indirect activities such as processing and transport which benefit from the success of our commercial fishing industry.
In South Australia, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia has responsibility for overseeing the ecologically sustainable development of the State's fish stocks, with a range of management controls in place to ensure the long term health of our fish stocks and viability of our commercial fisheries.