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:
Fishers invited to Murray Cod community forumA community forum is being held to provide fishers with details on a State Government funded project investigating building up stocks of Murray Cod in the South Australian section of the River Murray.Read more
Detection of illegal sale of Southern Bluefin TunaPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture wish to remind the community of the importance of ensuring that any local seafood caught recreationally must not be sold or purchased.Read more
Extension of northern Spencer Gulf cuttlefish closureThe temporary closure to all fishing for Cuttlefish in northern Spencer Gulf has been extended until 15 February 2016 as part of the State Government’s management of the iconic species.Read more
Temporary Snapper closures end in SA watersSnapper fishers across the State can prepare to venture out this weekend, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Saturday.Read more
Bright future for recreational fishing in SAA new plan has been developed to ensure the sustainable growth of recreational fishing in South Australia.Read more
Temporary commercial crab closure for metropolitan watersThe commercial blue swimmer crab fishery along the Adelaide coastline and on the eastern side of the Yorke Peninsula will be temporarily closed to give recreational fishers greater opportunities to catch the popular shellfish.Read more
Murray Cod catch and release season begins
Fishers are asked to familiarise themselves with correct procedures for handling Murray Cod, as the catch and release season gets set to re-open.
Information on hand for summer holiday fishersAs rods, lures and hooks are dusted off for some holiday fishing, recreational anglers are reminded about the various information sources available to help them make the most of South Australia's rewarding fishing opportunities.Read more
A smart way to remember your recreational fishing limitsAs the October long weekend approaches, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is reminding recreational fishers to keep abreast of the fishing rules, regulations and closures.Read more
Go local when buying Christmas seafoodSouth Australians are encouraged to support SA producers this festive season by choosing locally-sourced seafood.Read more
Karoonda Farm FairThe Karoonda Farm Fair is an annual 2-day event showcasing local, state and interstate farming and general interest products, services and events. Based at Karoonda in the heart of the Murra...
Murray Cod Community ForumA community forum is being held in Berri to provide fishers with details on a State Government funded project now underway investigating building up stocks of Murray Cod in the South A...
- 24 Mar
Riverland poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity surveillanceBiosecurity SA has advised that it has recently confirmed a case of Infectious Larygotracheitis (ILT) in a backyard poultry flock in the Riverland.
- 31 Jan
Hillcrest fruit fly outbreakBiosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly in Hillcrest in Adelaide’s north-east suburbs, following the detection in traps of seven male Queensland fruit flies.