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:
Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach reopens for recreational Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) fishing on Saturday 25 February 2017.Read more about Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishing
Snapper spatial closures to end in SA watersAll SA waters will reopen to Snapper fishing next week, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Tuesday 31 January.Read more about Snapper spatial closures to end in SA waters
Goolwa Beach closed to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach is closed to recreational Pipi fishing, for bait and human consumption, (from Sunday 8 January 2017) as a precaution following the detection of E. coli levels above what is considered safe for human consumption on Goolwa Beach, adjacent…Read more about Goolwa Beach closed to Pipi fishing
Murray Cod catch and release opens 1 JanuaryRecreational fishers are being reminded to brush up on their knowledge of the correct Murray Cod handling techniques ahead of the season start on New Year's Day.Read more about Murray Cod catch and release opens 1 January
Spencer Gulf prawn fishery nets sustainability accreditationSouth Australia’s Spencer Gulf King Prawn Fishery has again proven it is top of its class, achieving recertification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).Read more about Spencer Gulf prawn fishery nets sustainability accreditation
Know your limits this holiday periodRecreational fishers heading out this summer holiday season are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the recent changes to fishing rules.Read more about Know your limits this holiday period
Fishers caught exceeding King George Whiting limitsPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is urging recreational fishers to familiarise themselves with recently introduced fishing rules, following the conviction of a group of recreational fishers caught deliberately exceeding King George Whiting fishing lim…Read more about Fishers caught exceeding King George Whiting limits
Snapper season to open but key sites will stay closedThe annual Snapper fishing closure comes to an end at midday on Thursday 15 December, however five key spawning sites will continue to remain closed to all Snapper fishing activity until the end of January 2017.Read more about Snapper season to open but key sites will stay closed
State Government and industry working together to boost Pacific Oyster productionThe State Government and industry are working together to ensure the continual supply of juvenile Pacific Oysters and help safeguard South Australia’s $32 million a year industry.Read more about State Government and industry working together to boost Pacific Oyster production
River users to remain vigilant as blackwater reaches SARiver Murray water users may notice a darker water colour and dead or distressed fish in parts of the River Murray as a natural phenomenon, known as Blackwater, moves through South Australia’s River Murray system.Read more about River users to remain vigilant as blackwater reaches SA
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Stirling Laneways MarketDates for 2016-17:25 September23 October27 November18 December22 January26 February26 March23 April (Season Finale)Time: 10.00am until 4.00pm Location: Stirling, Adelaide HillsMore informati...
Ebenezer Night MarketsEbenezer Night Markets offer a wide selection of food, jewellery, fashion, artwork and crafts. They run on selected dates during summer.Dates for 2016-17:Friday 25 November 2016Friday 9 Dece...
- 15 Feb
Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra ChipBiosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae famil...
- 8 Feb
Sand Crab kill at TennysonPIRSA is aware of dead sand crabs at Tennyson Beach and is currently investigating the issue. A site inspection is being conducted today along with samples collected to determine the cause o...