Recreational fishing review

The public consultation period for the recreational fishing review has closed.

During the consultation the State Government sought your feedback on 3 key documents that will guide the future management of our recreational fishing sector:

  1. Draft management plan for recreational fishing in South Australia (PDF 2.0 MB)
  2. Review of size, boat and bag limits in South Australia’s recreational fishing sector, marine and freshwater (PDF 1.9 MB)
  3. Management options for King George Whiting in South Australia (PDF 909.8 KB).

Each year, more than 277,000 men, women and children engage in recreational fishing in South Australia. For future generations to continue to enjoy this popular past-time, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) must make regular assessments of our fish stocks and implement policies to ensure the long-term sustainability of recreational fishing.

What the documents do

These 3 key documents were developed in consultation with key stakeholders and informed by the best available scientific research.

The Draft management plan for recreational fishing in South Australia outlines the management of the recreational fishery over the next 10 years.

The Review of size, boat and bag limits in South Australia’s recreational fishing sector, marine and freshwater outlines: proposed changes to size, bag and boat limits that are set on some species.

The Management options for King George Whiting in South Australia paper addresses concerns over the sustainability of King George Whiting stocks in Spencer Gulf and the Gulf St Vincent/ Kangaroo Island region. It proposes options for future management arrangements for the species.

Page Last Reviewed: 11 Aug 2016
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