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:
New Ceduna patrol vessel launchedA purpose-built Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) is joining the Primary Industries and Regions SA Fisheries and Aquaculture fleet, and fittingly the vessel has been named by the local community.Read more about New Ceduna patrol vessel launched
New Yorketown patrol vessel launchedA purpose-built Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) is joining the Primary Industries and Regions SA Fisheries and Aquaculture fleet, and fittingly the vessel has been named by the local community.Read more about New Yorketown patrol vessel launched
Temporary fishing closure for Yorke Peninsula shellfish reefThe Yorke Peninsula shellfish reef will officially open to recreational fishers later next month, following a month long closure to allow the newly constructed reef time to stabilise and settle.Read more about Temporary fishing closure for Yorke Peninsula shellfish reef
Port River Vongole closure to continuePIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is extending the Port River Vongole (Mud Cockle) fishing zone closure for another year in response to continuing concerns about the sustainability of stocks.Read more about Port River Vongole closure to continue
Yorke Peninsula reef work underwaySixty custom-made reef structures and more than 800 tonnes of locally sourced limestone is being deployed off the coast of Ardrossan, as part of the Yorke Peninsula shellfish reef project.Read more about Yorke Peninsula reef work underway
Fisheries expert leads innovative approach to community support for seafoodInternational fisheries expert, Joshua Stoll, has spent the past week meeting with South Australian fishing industry representatives to exchange ideas on generating community support for local commercial fisheries.Read more about Fisheries expert leads innovative approach to community support for seafood
Opportunities created for aquaculture growth on the Yorke PeninsulaThe Yorke Peninsula region is set to get an economic boost with the development of new aquaculture opportunities, following a review of aquaculture zoning in the region.Read more about Opportunities created for aquaculture growth on the Yorke Peninsula
Strong compliance of recreational fishing rulesRecreational fishers are being commended for their high levels of compliance with the new recreational fishing rules introduced by the State Government more than 6 months ago.Read more about Strong compliance of recreational fishing rules
Construction of shellfish reef underwayConstruction of the trial four-hectare shellfish reef will begin this week, with the construction vessel due to arrive off the coast near Rouges Point on 7 June.Read more about Construction of shellfish reef underway
King George Whiting spawning spatial area opensFishing for King George Whiting in the spawning spatial closure area will open from midnight on Wednesday 31 May.Read more about King George Whiting spawning spatial area opens
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SALA exhibition at Loxton Research CentreAs part of the 2017 South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival, the Loxton Research Centre is excited to showcase Denis Smith – Ball of Light, a stunning exhibition of unique light p...
Barossa Gourmet WeekendThe Barossa is one of the world’s great gastronomic playgrounds, renowned for its wine, fresh seasonal produce, beautiful landscapes and easy-going lifestyle. Gourmet Weekend is a thre...
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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...