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:
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
Southern Rock Lobster fishing closureRecreational fishers are reminded that the annual closure for Southern Rock Lobster fishing will begin at 6pm on Wednesday 31 May.Read more about Southern Rock Lobster fishing closure
Annual Pipi seasonal closure starts 1 JuneThe annual state-wide closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) in South Australian waters begins on Thursday 1 June.Read more about Annual Pipi seasonal closure starts 1 June
Goolwa beach closed to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach is closed to recreational Pipi fishing from today (Friday 5 May 2017), effective immediately, as a precaution following the detection of E. coli levels above what is considered safe for human consumption on Goolwa Beach.Read more about Goolwa beach closed to Pipi fishing
South Australian company awarded $550 000 project for state’s first trial native oyster reefPort Adelaide based Maritime Constructions has been awarded $550 000 to build South Australia’s first trial shellfish reef.Read more about South Australian company awarded $550 000 project for state’s first trial native oyster reef
King George Whiting spawning closure starts 1 MayThe King George Whiting spawning spatial closure commences on Monday, 1 May to further protect the species during part of its critical breeding period.Read more about King George Whiting spawning closure starts 1 May
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Managing your water assetNavigating mature water markets and matching your water use profile with appropriate supplyRegistrations are now open for the following free workshop aimed at helping irrigators gain maximum...
Water Forum 2017The Goyder Institute for Water Research will host its Water Forum on 4 and 5 July 2017.The event will showcase South Australia’s water expertise across a range of disciplines and secto...
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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...