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:
Port River Mud Cockle Fishery closure to continueThe closure of the Port River Mud Cockle Fishery to commercial and recreational fishing will continue for another year, due to ongoing concerns over the recovery of local stocks.Read more about Port River Mud Cockle Fishery closure to continue
Serious concerns about super trawler near SA watersSerious concerns about the impacts of the super trawler, FV Geelong Star, must be addressed before it commences operating in waters near South Australia.Read more about Serious concerns about super trawler near SA waters
Commercial quotas to increase as future of Pipi looks brightThe state’s commercial Pipi fishery continues to rebound and the commercial quota will be increased from 450 tonnes to 500 tonnes for the upcoming fishing season.Read more about Commercial quotas to increase as future of Pipi looks bright
Recreational fishers hook Murray Cod dataThe next of a series of public fishing events to help gather data on Murray Cod will take place on 13 June.Read more about Recreational fishers hook Murray Cod data
Giant Cuttlefish research rules out causes for declineResearch into Giant Australian Cuttlefish has revealed the iconic species was not adversely affected by habitat loss, metal contaminants or by-catches.Read more about Giant Cuttlefish research rules out causes for decline
Potential new fishery to open market opportunities for SA seafoodThe State Government is enthusiastic that a new process which enables investors to explore the feasibility for new fisheries may unlock new market opportunities for South Australian seafood.Read more about Potential new fishery to open market opportunities for SA seafood
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
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Coonawarra Cellar DwellersCoonawarra will dig out some treasures from their cellars to offer visitors a rare opportunity to taste and buy aged wine during the month of July. Coonawarra wines are well known for their...
Adelaide Beer and BBQ FestivalTo be held over three days in the historic Brick Cattle Pavilion and lawns at the Adelaide Showground, the inaugural Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival is South Australia’s biggest beer and c...
- 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.
- 4 Jan
PIRSA advice for landowners who have injured livestockThe bushfire emergency which has burnt 12,000 hectares across the Adelaide Hills has significantly affected farms and other private land in the area.