Primary Industries
& Regions SA


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:

  • policy
  • 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:

Page Last Reviewed: 17 Sep 2014

Latest news

  • Snapper fishers focus on sustainable catch

    Fishers competing in the recent Whyalla Snapper fishing competition have been praised for their conduct by PIRSA Fisheries Officers.
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  • Aquaculture zone policy proposed for Franklin Harbor

    Public feedback is being sought on a new aquaculture zone policy proposed for Franklin Harbor on the Eyre Peninsula.
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  • Community’s ideas on new artificial reef welcomed

    The community is being asked for input on the design and location for a new artificial reef off South Australia’s coastline.
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  • Murray cod fingerlings being released

    Call for recreational fishers to help with Murray Cod catch data

    Recreational fishers are being invited to cast a line and help gather scientific data about Murray cod.
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  • Cuttlefish

    Extension of northern Spencer Gulf cuttlefish closure

    The temporary closure to all fishing for Cuttlefish in northern Spencer Gulf has been extended until 15 February 2016 as part of the State Government’s management of the iconic species.
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  • Murray cod fingerlings being released

    Fishers invited to Murray Cod community forum

    A community forum is being held to provide fishers with details on a State Government funded project investigating building up stocks of Murray Cod in the South Australian section of the River Murray.
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  • Detection of illegal sale of Southern Bluefin Tuna

    PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture wish to remind the community of the importance of ensuring that any local seafood caught recreationally must not be sold or purchased.
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  • Moored fishing boats

    Temporary Snapper closures end in SA waters

    Snapper fishers across the State can prepare to venture out this weekend, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Saturday.
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  • Bright future for recreational fishing in SA

    A new plan has been developed to ensure the sustainable growth of recreational fishing in South Australia.
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  • Moored fishing boats

    Temporary commercial crab closure for metropolitan waters

    The commercial blue swimmer crab fishery along the Adelaide coastline and on the eastern side of the Yorke Peninsula will be temporarily closed to give recreational fishers greater opportunities to catch the popular shellfish.
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