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:
Detection of illegal sale of Southern Bluefin TunaPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture wish to remind the community of the importance of ensuring that any local seafood caught recreationally must not be sold or purchased.Read more
Extension of northern Spencer Gulf cuttlefish closureThe temporary closure to all fishing for Cuttlefish in northern Spencer Gulf has been extended until 15 February 2016 as part of the State Government’s management of the iconic species.Read more
Temporary Snapper closures end in SA watersSnapper fishers across the State can prepare to venture out this weekend, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Saturday.Read more
Bright future for recreational fishing in SAA new plan has been developed to ensure the sustainable growth of recreational fishing in South Australia.Read more
Temporary commercial crab closure for metropolitan watersThe commercial blue swimmer crab fishery along the Adelaide coastline and on the eastern side of the Yorke Peninsula will be temporarily closed to give recreational fishers greater opportunities to catch the popular shellfish.Read more
Murray Cod catch and release season begins
Fishers are asked to familiarise themselves with correct procedures for handling Murray Cod, as the catch and release season gets set to re-open.
Information on hand for summer holiday fishersAs rods, lures and hooks are dusted off for some holiday fishing, recreational anglers are reminded about the various information sources available to help them make the most of South Australia's rewarding fishing opportunities.Read more
A smart way to remember your recreational fishing limitsAs the October long weekend approaches, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is reminding recreational fishers to keep abreast of the fishing rules, regulations and closures.Read more
Go local when buying Christmas seafoodSouth Australians are encouraged to support SA producers this festive season by choosing locally-sourced seafood.Read more
Repeat Abalone traffickers jailedTwo Ceduna men have been sentenced to terms of imprisonment and banned from fishing for Abalone after they were found guilty of trafficking a commercial quantity of Abalone.Read more
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- 31 Jan
Hillcrest fruit fly outbreakBiosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly in Hillcrest in Adelaide’s north-east suburbs, following the detection in traps of seven male Queensland fruit flies.
- 24 Dec
West Croydon fruit fly outbreakAs the result of a call to the Fruit Fly Hotline, Queensland fruit fly larvae was confirmed on 24 December 2014 in home grown plums at a residence at West Croydon.