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:
King George Whiting spawning closure starts 1 MayThe King George Whiting spawning spatial closure commences on Monday, 1 May to further protect the species during part of its critical breeding period.Read more about King George Whiting spawning closure starts 1 May
Aboriginal Fisheries Officers program an SA firstAboriginal recruits are training to become Fisheries Officers, as part of the State Government's Aboriginal Fisheries Officer Career Pathways Program.Read more about Aboriginal Fisheries Officers program an SA first
Fishers inspected in Port Augusta compliance operationRecreational fishers are reminded to familiarise themselves with the new recreational fishing rules following detections at Port Augusta last month.Read more about Fishers inspected in Port Augusta compliance operation
Play your part in protecting King George WhitingRecreational fishers can take part in an exciting 'citizen science' initiative throughout April to help protect South Australia's iconic King George Whiting species.Read more about Play your part in protecting King George Whiting
SA Pipi fishery rakes in sustainability accreditationSouth Australia’s commercial Pipi fishery has reaffirmed its sustainability credentials by achieving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) recertification.Read more about SA Pipi fishery rakes in sustainability accreditation
Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach reopens for recreational Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) fishing on Saturday 25 February 2017.Read more about Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishing
Snapper spatial closures to end in SA watersAll SA waters will reopen to Snapper fishing next week, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Tuesday 31 January.Read more about Snapper spatial closures to end in SA waters
Goolwa Beach closed to Pipi fishingGoolwa Beach is closed to recreational Pipi fishing, for bait and human consumption, (from Sunday 8 January 2017) as a precaution following the detection of E. coli levels above what is considered safe for human consumption on Goolwa Beach, adjacent…Read more about Goolwa Beach closed to Pipi fishing
Murray Cod catch and release opens 1 JanuaryRecreational fishers are being reminded to brush up on their knowledge of the correct Murray Cod handling techniques ahead of the season start on New Year's Day.Read more about Murray Cod catch and release opens 1 January
Spencer Gulf prawn fishery nets sustainability accreditationSouth Australia’s Spencer Gulf King Prawn Fishery has again proven it is top of its class, achieving recertification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).Read more about Spencer Gulf prawn fishery nets sustainability accreditation
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Tasting AustraliaTasting Australia is a journey of South Australia’s produce from paddock to plate and a celebration of real food heroes.The eight-day festival surpasses just eating and drinking to unc...
ABARES Regional Outlook ConferenceJoin others from around your region to hear the latest economic trends and commodity updates from ABARES speakers, as well as business innovation stories and new approaches from local busine...
- 15 Feb
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...
- 13 Dec
Pulpy Kidney alert - Flinders RangesLivestock producers in the Hawker/Cradock and Flinders Ranges region are being advised that pulpy kidney (enterotaxaemia) may be contributing to recent livestock deaths in the area and they ...