Primary Industries and Regions SA’s (PIRSA) Fisheries and Aquaculture division enables the sustainable development of South Australia’s aquatic resources and the balanced growth of our fisheries and aquaculture industries. PIRSA manages South Australia's fish stocks in partnership with industry and the community.
South Australia’s clean marine waters are home to some of the most sought after, premium seafood in the world.
PIRSA’s Fisheries and Aquaculture develops and implements:
- regulatory frameworks
to maximise the social and economic benefits and ensure the long-term sustainability of the state’s aquatic resources.
Learn more about PIRSA’s work with the fisheries and aquaculture:
Undersize garfish haul sees fisher finedA commercial marine scalefish fisher detected with a significant quantity of undersize garfish has been handed a hefty penalty for his illegal haul.Read more about Undersize garfish haul sees fisher fined
Warning of hefty penalties for reef pickingFishers are being reminded that it is illegal to remove any bottom dwelling aquatic organisms from intertidal reef areas in South Australia and anyone caught illegally targeting these valuable habitats could face considerable penalties.Read more about Warning of hefty penalties for reef picking
Murray Cod to be released in River MurrayMurray Cod fingerlings will be released into the River Murray today in order to boost the population of the iconic species.Read more about Murray Cod to be released in River Murray
Have your say on recreational fishing in SAThe State Government is looking at a range of measures – including changes to size, bag and boat limits – in order to manage recreational fishing.Read more about Have your say on recreational fishing in SA
Snapper closures end this Sunday in SA watersAll SA waters will reopen to Snapper fishing this weekend, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Sunday 31 January.Read more about Snapper closures end this Sunday in SA waters
Rock Lobster fishers reminded to observe the rulesRecreational Rock Lobster fishers are being reminded to make themselves aware of the fishing rules and limits this holiday period.Read more about Rock Lobster fishers reminded to observe the rules
Reminder issued on metro shark fishing rulesWith holidaymakers taking to the water across the state, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has issued a reminder to people casting a line that shark fishing is restricted along the metropolitan coastline.Read more about Reminder issued on metro shark fishing rules
Murray Cod catch and release begins 1 JanuaryRecreational fishers are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the correct procedures for handling Murray Cod, as the catch and release season gets underway on New Year’s Day.Read more about Murray Cod catch and release begins 1 January
100,000 Murray Cod fingerlings to be releasedThe State Government will release 100,000 Murray Cod fingerlings in the South Australian section of the River Murray as part of an ongoing trial to boost the local population.Read more about 100,000 Murray Cod fingerlings to be released
Holiday fishers reminded to brush up on limitsHoliday makers and fishers are reminded to make themselves aware of the latest fishing rules ahead of the busy Christmas and New Year holiday period.Read more about Holiday fishers reminded to brush up on limits
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Port Lincoln - Recreational Fishing Review Community meetingThe Lincoln Marine Science Centre, 1 Hindmarsh Street, Port Lincoln
Ceduna - Recreational Fishing Review community meetingThe Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel, 32 O’Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna
- 22 Jan
Rabbit disease detected in South AustraliaBiosecurity SA is advising domestic rabbit owners and breeders to be on the lookout for a new strain of rabbit calicivirus - RHDV2 - following the confirmation of recent cases in South Au...
- 18 Jan
Pigeon disease detected in South AustraliaPigeon paramyxovirus disease (PMV) has been detected in South Australia, the first formally confirmed case in the State.Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Roger Paskin said the case has been detec...