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:
Inaugural calendar celebrates fishing and aquaculture in our great stateThe people and faces that make up the state’s fishing and aquaculture industry, along with the pinnacle of SA’s seafood events, will be featured in a 2018 Fisheries and Aquaculture Calendar.Read more about Inaugural calendar celebrates fishing and aquaculture in our great state
Snapper season open but key protection sites to remain closedThe annual state-wide Snapper fishing closure comes to an end at midday on Friday 15 December, however five key spawning sites will continue to remain closed to all Snapper fishing activity until the end of January 2018.Read more about Snapper season open but key protection sites to remain closed
Man jailed for trafficking AbaloneAn operation by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) with the support of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) has resulted a Mount Gambier man being jailed for Abalone trafficking.Read more about Man jailed for trafficking Abalone
Pipi Fishery opens to recreational fishersRecreational fishers can once again enjoy collecting Pipi (Goolwa Cockles).Read more about Pipi Fishery opens to recreational fishers
Thank a fisher SAThank a fisher on World Fisheries Day/National Agriculture Day 21 NovemberRead more about Thank a fisher SA
Statewide Snapper closure starts 1 NovemberThe annual Snapper fishing closure across South Australia will begin at midday on Wednesday 1 November 2017.Read more about Statewide Snapper closure starts 1 November
Pipi Fishery opens to recreational fishers on 1 NovemberRecreational fishers can once again enjoy collecting Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) from Wednesday 1 November.Read more about Pipi Fishery opens to recreational fishers on 1 November
Northern Zone Rock Lobster season opens 1 NovemberRecreational fishers are being reminded to ensure their 2017-18 pot registrations are up to date, with recreational Rock Lobster fishing activity set to recommence in the Northern Zone from midday on Wednesday 1 November.Read more about Northern Zone Rock Lobster season opens 1 November
Avoid spreading CaulerpaBoat owners who sail in West Lakes, North Haven, Outer Harbor and the Port River-Barker Inlet system need to ensure their activities do not contribute to the spread of Caulerpa taxifolia (caulerpa).Read more about Avoid spreading Caulerpa
How to tackle fishing these school holidaysHoliday makers and keen fishers are reminded to make themselves, and their families, aware of fishing rules and regulations ahead of the busy October long weekend and school holidays.Read more about How to tackle fishing these school holidays
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National Carp Control Plan - Berri information sessionThe National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) in partnership with PIRSA and Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin will be hosting four community briefing sessions in South Australia in December ...
National Carp Control Plan - Goolwa information sessionThe National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) in partnership with PIRSA and Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin will be hosting four community briefing sessions in South Australia in December ...
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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...