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:
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
Feedback sought on prawn fishery management planPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is seeking feedback from industry and community members on a draft management plan for the South Australian Gulf St Vincent Prawn Fishery.Read more about Feedback sought on prawn fishery management plan
New arrangements for net fishing in Lake GeorgeFor the first time in more than 20 years, new mesh net registrations will be available for recreational fishers in Lake George, in the state’s South East.Read more about New arrangements for net fishing in Lake George
SA's new artificial reef to be located south of ArdrossanThe state's first artificial shellfish reef will be built south of Ardrossan on the Yorke Peninsula.Read more about SA's new artificial reef to be located south of Ardrossan
Rock Lobster research leads to positive management changeCommercial Rock Lobster fishers will now be able to fish for prized Southern Rock Lobster year round, as part of new arrangements that will add value to the fishery, support regional jobs and improve business competitiveness.Read more about Rock Lobster research leads to positive management change
Fisher caught exceeding King George Whiting limitRecreational fishers tempted to flout the rules are reminded of the hefty penalties that apply, following the conviction of a fisher found exceeding the King George Whiting daily bag limit.Read more about Fisher caught exceeding King George Whiting limit
Pipi seasonal closure begins 1 JuneThe annual statewide closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) in South Australian waters comes into effect on Wednesday 1 June.Read more about Pipi seasonal closure begins 1 June
Annual Southern Rock Lobster closure to commenceRecreational fishers are reminded that the annual closure for Southern Rock Lobster fishing will begin at 6pm on Tuesday 31 May.Read more about Annual Southern Rock Lobster closure to commence
Have your say on recreational fishing optionsWith so many South Australians spending the long weekend fishing, the State Government wants them to think about having their say on the future of fishing in South Australia.Read more about Have your say on recreational fishing options
Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conferenceAdelaide has won the right to host the World Fisheries Congress (WFC) in 2020, after the Australian and South Australian governments successfully led a joint Australia–New Zealand bid to bring the premier international fisheries conference to t…Read more about Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conference
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Winters Reds WeekendThe Winter Reds Weekend has something for everyone, making it the perfect weekend for wine connoisseurs to enjoy hearty food, a warm atmosphere and the stunning reds produced in the Adelaide...
Agri Masterclass seriesPiper Alderman in partnership with Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) present a four part Agri-Masterclass Series in 2016, as part of the Women Influencing Agri...
- 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...