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:
Have your say on location of SA’s new reefsSouth Australians are invited to provide feedback on the preferred location for the state’s first trial reef project.Read more about Have your say on location of SA’s new reefs
Caught out – illegal fish sales on FacebookRecreational fishers who are selling their catches on Facebook and Gumtree are breaking the law and will be caught, Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell has warned.Read more about Caught out – illegal fish sales on Facebook
Fisher fined $6k for illegal calamari fishingA recreational fisher detected with more than six times the daily bag limit of Southern Calamari has been handed a hefty penalty.Read more about Fisher fined $6k for illegal calamari fishing
Fisheries Minister to visit new vessel and Marine Science CentreFisheries Minister Leon Bignell will today inspect the State Government’s new purpose built fisheries patrol vessel, the FPV Axel Stenross, which was named by Port Lincoln High students.Read more about Fisheries Minister to visit new vessel and Marine Science Centre
New Rock Lobster arrangements from tomorrowThere will be changes to Rock Lobster fishing laws from tomorrow.Read more about New Rock Lobster arrangements from tomorrow
Annual Snapper fishing closure starts 1 NovemberFishers are reminded the statewide closure for Snapper fishing in South Australia will begin at midday this Sunday.Read more about Annual Snapper fishing closure starts 1 November
Pipi fishing to open for the 2015/16 seasonRecreational fishing for Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) will recommence on Sunday 1 November when the fishery’s annual closure ends.Read more about Pipi fishing to open for the 2015/16 season
Water users reminded to be alert for shark sightingsWith summer on its way and more people venturing on and into the water, we’re being reminded to stay alert when it comes to sharks.Read more about Water users reminded to be alert for shark sightings
Kadina man convicted for Abalone traffickingA Kadina man has been convicted and received a suspended jail sentence for possession and trafficking of a commercial quantity of Abalone.Read more about Kadina man convicted for Abalone trafficking
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
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More lambs more often workshopWorkshop supporting sheep producers through variable seasons.The ‘More Lambs More Often’ workshop is back in the south east after excellent feedback.Primary Industries and Regions South Aus...
Meet to discuss Drought Concessional LoansPrudential and Rural Financial Services officers from Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) will be available to meet with individual farm businesses to discuss the Drought Concession...
- 29 Oct
Random roadblocks protecting SA from fruit flyAs the weather warms up, random roadblocks will be in place to help protect South Australia from fruit fly infestations.Go to the media release for more information. ...
- 24 Mar
Riverland poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity surveillanceBiosecurity SA has advised that it has recently confirmed a case of Infectious Larygotracheitis (ILT) in a backyard poultry flock in the Riverland.