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:
Warning of hefty penalties for reef pickingFishers are being reminded that it is illegal to remove any bottom dwelling aquatic organisms from intertidal reef areas in South Australia and anyone caught illegally targeting these valuable habitats could face considerable penalties.Read more about Warning of hefty penalties for reef picking
Murray Cod to be released in River MurrayMurray Cod fingerlings will be released into the River Murray today in order to boost the population of the iconic species.Read more about Murray Cod to be released in River Murray
Have your say on recreational fishing in SAThe State Government is looking at a range of measures – including changes to size, bag and boat limits – in order to manage recreational fishing.Read more about Have your say on recreational fishing in SA
Snapper closures end this Sunday in SA watersAll SA waters will reopen to Snapper fishing this weekend, as the Snapper spawning spatial closures come to an end at midday on Sunday 31 January.Read more about Snapper closures end this Sunday in SA waters
Rock Lobster fishers reminded to observe the rulesRecreational Rock Lobster fishers are being reminded to make themselves aware of the fishing rules and limits this holiday period.Read more about Rock Lobster fishers reminded to observe the rules
Reminder issued on metro shark fishing rulesWith holidaymakers taking to the water across the state, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has issued a reminder to people casting a line that shark fishing is restricted along the metropolitan coastline.Read more about Reminder issued on metro shark fishing rules
Murray Cod catch and release begins 1 JanuaryRecreational fishers are being reminded to familiarise themselves with the correct procedures for handling Murray Cod, as the catch and release season gets underway on New Year’s Day.Read more about Murray Cod catch and release begins 1 January
100,000 Murray Cod fingerlings to be releasedThe State Government will release 100,000 Murray Cod fingerlings in the South Australian section of the River Murray as part of an ongoing trial to boost the local population.Read more about 100,000 Murray Cod fingerlings to be released
Holiday fishers reminded to brush up on limitsHoliday makers and fishers are reminded to make themselves aware of the latest fishing rules ahead of the busy Christmas and New Year holiday period.Read more about Holiday fishers reminded to brush up on limits
Reef reminder: Have your say on final locationSouth Australians are being reminded that they have until Friday 8 January 2016 to provide feedback on their preferred location for the state’s new trial artificial reef project.Read more about Reef reminder: Have your say on final location
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Cellar Door Wine Festival AdelaideThe Cellar Door Wine Festival features wineries, brewers and food producers from 15 South Australian regions.LocationAdelaide Convention CentreNorth Terrace, AdelaideGet more informati...
RivafestEnjoy the cultural culinary delights of the Riverland and South Australia, savour the taste of local wine, beer, cider and hard lemonade on the banks of the picturesque Murray River. Kick ba...
- 4 Feb
Declaration of a Livestock Standstill for Pacific OystersFollowing the detection of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in Tasmania, the Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries declared on Thursday, 4 February 2016 a Livestock Standstill...
- 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...