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 Whyalla patrol vessel launchedA new purpose-built Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) is joining the Primary Industries and Regions SA Fisheries and Aquaculture fleet.Read more about New Whyalla patrol vessel launched
Northern Zone rock lobster season to openRecreational fishing for prized Southern Rock Lobster recommences in the state’s Northern Zone at midday on Tuesday, 1 November.Read more about Northern Zone rock lobster season to open
Boost for Yorke Peninsula's new oyster reefAdditional funding for South Australia’s first artificial oyster reef will see new job opportunities and economic benefits for the Yorke Peninsula region through fishing and tourism.Read more about Boost for Yorke Peninsula's new oyster reef
Southern Zone rock lobster season opens 1 OctoberRecreational fishers are being reminded to ensure their 2016-17 pot registrations are up to date, with recreational rock lobster fishing activity set to recommence in the Southern Zone from 6 am on Saturday 1 October.Read more about Southern Zone rock lobster season opens 1 October
Fishers detected exceeding King George Whiting limitsPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is reminding charter boat operators and recreational fishers to follow the rules or run the risk of being caught.Read more about Fishers detected exceeding King George Whiting limits
Crab fishers urged to stick to limits or feel the pinchRecreational fishers are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the rules surrounding Blue Swimmer Crabs as the crabbing season gets underway.Read more about Crab fishers urged to stick to limits or feel the pinch
Non-compliance sees commercial fishers finedPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is reminding commercial fishers that their activities are closely monitored and could face significant fines when caught doing the wrong thing.Read more about Non-compliance sees commercial fishers fined
Vessels and equipment seized during fisheries operationTwo fishers have been detected with more than six times the daily limit for Southern Calamari, during a fisheries operation on the Yorke Peninsula last week.Read more about Vessels and equipment seized during fisheries operation
Return of Giant Australian Cuttlefish and a boost for Eyre PeninsulaThe population of South Australia’s iconic Giant Australian Cuttlefish is continuing to increase, attracting visitors to Point Lowly and boosting tourism in the northern Spencer Gulf region.Read more about Return of Giant Australian Cuttlefish and a boost for Eyre Peninsula
Murray Cod catch and release season closesRecreational fishers are reminded that the annual seasonal fishing closure for Murray Cod takes effect on Monday, 1 August 2016.Read more about Murray Cod catch and release season closes
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Coonawarra Cabernet CelebrationsOver 30 events and exclusive tastings at Coonawarra cellar doors.Event information...
Hong Kong Wine and Dine FestivalWine focused mission to Hong Kong that includes the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival and a pop up wine event staged in conjunction with Debra Meiburg Wine.Event information...
- 1 Jun
Detection of Russian wheat aphidThe State Government is responding to detections of the exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - which has been found in cereal crops in the State's mid-north.The initial detection was on a site ...
- 3 May
Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaksAn outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared in Colonel Light Gardens following the detection of fruit fly larvae on 3 May 2016.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been est...