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:
Pipi seasonal closure begins 1 June
The annual statewide closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) in South Australian waters comes into effect on Wednesday 1 June.
Annual Southern Rock Lobster closure to commence
Recreational fishers are reminded that the annual closure for Southern Rock Lobster fishing will begin at 6pm on Tuesday 31 May.
Have your say on recreational fishing options
With 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.
Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conference
Adelaide 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 t…
Lakes and Coorong fishery grant and future plan
A State Government grant as well as a new management plan for the Commercial Lakes and Coorong Fishery is expected to help the $8 million industry grow even further.
Fisheries urge Rock Lobster rule refresherSouth Australia’s 4,800 recreational Rock Lobster fishers are being reminded to make themselves aware of the fishing rules and limits this school holiday period.Read more about Fisheries urge Rock Lobster rule refresher
Strong response to recreational fishing review
Hundreds of South Australians across the state have provided their feedback on proposed changes to recreational fishing.
Enjoy your fishing by doing the right thing this EasterRecreational fishers are being reminded to make themselves aware of the fishing rules and limits before heading out on the water over the Easter period.Read more about Enjoy your fishing by doing the right thing this Easter
Fishers inspected in Cowell compliance operationInspections jointly carried out byFisheries and Marine Safety Officers in recent weeks at Cowell have yielded mixed results.Read more about Fishers inspected in Cowell compliance operation
Community meetings to engage fishers on recreational fishing management optionsSouth Australians are being reminded of meetings being held in Millicent, Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island this week to inform the community and seek feedback on a range of options to manage recreational fishing.Read more about Community meetings to engage fishers on recreational fishing management options
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National Reconciliation Week - Our History, Our Story, Our FutureEach year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.The dates that...
Sea and VinesThe McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the culinary and winemaking traditions of South Australia’s world-class gastronomic destination over the June long weekend.Four new...
- 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...
- 22 Jan
Rabbit disease detected in South AustraliaBiosecurity SA is advising domestic rabbit owners and breeders to be on the lookout for a new strain of rabbit calicivirus - RHDV2 - following the confirmation of recent cases in South Au...