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:
Annual Pipi Fishing closure startsThe annual closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) starts this week and the public is being encouraged to report people taking the shellfish out of season to FISHWATCH.Read more about Annual Pipi Fishing closure starts
Rock Lobster season about to closeAs the Rock Lobster season comes to a close there are signs fishers are heeding the message about only taking the legal size and amount of fish to preserve our stocks.Read more about Rock Lobster season about to close
Aquaculture zone policy proposed for CedunaPublic feedback is being sought on a new aquaculture zone policy proposed for Ceduna on the Far West Coast of South Australia.Read more about Aquaculture zone policy proposed for Ceduna
20th anniversary celebration for FishcareThe State Government’s Fishcare Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary by acknowledging its volunteers.Read more about 20th anniversary celebration for Fishcare
Community input invited to enhance fisheries habitatInterested fishers and members of the public, looking to provide input on recreational fishing experiences and enhancing the health and diversity of the marine environment have until 5 June to share their ideas.Read more about Community input invited to enhance fisheries habitat
Funding boost to develop the Yellowtail Kingfish industryResearch into the development of the Yellowtail Kingfish industry has received a $6 million funding boost.Read more about Funding boost to develop the Yellowtail Kingfish industry
Snapper fishers focus on sustainable catchFishers competing in the recent Whyalla Snapper fishing competition have been praised for their conduct by PIRSA Fisheries Officers.Read more about Snapper fishers focus on sustainable catch
Aquaculture zone policy proposed for Franklin HarborPublic feedback is being sought on a new aquaculture zone policy proposed for Franklin Harbor on the Eyre Peninsula.Read more about Aquaculture zone policy proposed for Franklin Harbor
Community’s ideas on new artificial reef welcomedThe community is being asked for input on the design and location for a new artificial reef off South Australia’s coastline.Read more about Community’s ideas on new artificial reef welcomed
Call for recreational fishers to help with Murray Cod catch dataRecreational fishers are being invited to cast a line and help gather scientific data about Murray cod.Read more about Call for recreational fishers to help with Murray Cod catch data
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Ceduna aquaculture zone policy proposal public meetingA public meeting on the proposed aquaculture zone policy for Ceduna on the Far West Coast of South Australia will be held at the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel, 32 O’Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna.Websi...
ABARES Regional Outlook conferenceThe Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the research arm of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. ABARES provides professional...
- 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.
- 24 Dec
West Croydon fruit fly outbreak - Quarantine liftedQuarantine restrictions prohibiting the movement of fruit in the West Croydon area have been lifted.