Closures - Fiund out about the area and seasonal fishing closures that apply in SA

Temporary commercial crab pot closure on metropolitan waters
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View exclusion zone map (PDF 221.7 KB)

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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Port River Mud Cockle closure
The Port River Mud Cockle fishing closure has been extended until 30 June 2014 due to ongoing concerns about sustainability.
Map of closure area
Frequently asked questions

Snapper spawning spatial closures
New Snapper spawning spatial closures will come into effect on 15 December 2013.
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Map of closures
Frequently asked questions

Changes to commercial and recreational Blue Swimmer Crab fishing limits
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Frequently asked questions
Map of reduction area

Fish mortalities response
Latest update available now

Spencer Gulf Cuttlefish closure
Cuttlefish fishing in northern Spencer Gulf has been closed until 14 February 2015.
Frequently asked questions

Map of closure area

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

Recreational shark fishing restrictions

In South Australia, restrictions are in place to manage targeted recreational shark fishing in metropolitan waters.

The gear restrictions below apply daily between 5am and 9pm in the waters and adjacent foreshore areas contained within the area from the southern Outer Harbor breakwater (34º 46 59.00 South, 138º 28 40.45 East) to Lady Bay Shacks, south of Normanville (35º 28 30.82 South, 138º 17 05.26 East) from Mean High Water Spring to a distance of 500 metres seaward.

Rescrictions to Recreational Fishing Gear map (PDF 206.5 KB)

Under the rules it is strictly prohibited to engage in fishing activity using any of the following between 5am and 9pm:

    • Wire trace; or
    • Monofilament trace exceeding 1mm in diameter; or
  • The length of a fish hook is measured from the top of the eye to the bottom of the bend in the hook. The gape is measured as the opening between the point of the hook and the shank.
    • A fishing hook size exceeding 56mm in length; or
    • A fishing hook with a gape exceeding 23mm; or
  • Ganged hooks threaded point of one through the eye of another.
    • A combination or gang of hooks that are joined by threading the point of one through the eye of another.

Multiple hooks separated by monofilament fishing line.

The use of multiple hooks is only permitted if separated by a length of monofilament fishing line.

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