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:
Cuttlefish numbers on the rise againThere has been another increase in Giant Australian Cuttlefish numbers - the second annual consecutive rise in the species population.Read more about Cuttlefish numbers on the rise again
Crab fishers urged to play fairWith the weather warming up it’s an ideal time to go fishing, and with Blue Swimmer Crab an ever popular catch fishers are being reminded to play fair.Read more about Crab fishers urged to play fair
Feedback opens on proposed permit to harvest seaweedPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is inviting feedback on an application for a proposed Exploratory Fishing Permit to collect beachcast seaweed.Read more about Feedback opens on proposed permit to harvest seaweed
Abalone poaching convictions for Adelaide trioAn Adelaide trio, part of an alleged five person Abalone poaching syndicate, have been convicted and sentenced in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court for possession and trafficking of a commercial quantity of Abalone.Read more about Abalone poaching convictions for Adelaide trio
Licence fee relief for fishers in the CoorongThe State Government has announced temporary fee relief and modified fishing arrangements for commercial net fishers in the Lakes and Coorong Fishery.Read more about Licence fee relief for fishers in the Coorong
Two fishers convicted after fleeing in boatIgnoring directions from a Fisheries Officer at the Wallaroo boat ramp has proven to be costly for two men following recent convictions in the Kadina Magistrates Court.Read more about Two fishers convicted after fleeing in boat
Scale of success at SA Seafood Industry AwardsThe excellent work of the women and men of the seafood industry - including the state’s best fish and chips - was recognised at the Seafood Industry Awards last night.Read more about Scale of success at SA Seafood Industry Awards
Important notice: 12 August Murray Cod community forum postponedPIRSA wishes to advise that a Murray Cod community forum scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed.Read more about Important notice: 12 August Murray Cod community forum postponed
Murray Cod forum to be held in Murray BridgeA community forum is being held in Murray Bridge to provide fishers with details on a State Government project investigating building up stocks of Murray Cod in the South Australian section of the River Murray.Read more about Murray Cod forum to be held in Murray Bridge
Port River Mud Cockle Fishery closure to continueThe closure of the Port River Mud Cockle Fishery to commercial and recreational fishing will continue for another year, due to ongoing concerns over the recovery of local stocks.Read more about Port River Mud Cockle Fishery closure to continue
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Kangaroo Island Art FeastArt Feast celebrates the work of almost 150 of the island’s artists, including painters, photographers, digital, print, textile and installation artists, sculptors, musicians and writers, ...
Ceduna OysterfestThe Ceduna Oysterfest is Australia’s largest oyster festival. Ceduna comes alive with entertainment for all ages, and an abundance of oysters on offer. More information: www.ceduna.sa.gov.au...