Status of South Australian fisheries report

The Status of South Australian Fisheries Report brings together the best available information to determine the status of South Australia’s key wild fish stocks against an agreed national reporting framework.

The report presents transparent information based on scientifically robust stock assessments undertaken for 17 key species and 45 individual stocks/management units. The report covers:

  • marine fish
  • estuarine and freshwater fish
  • crustaceans
  • shellfish.

This information provides a clear assessment, highlighting areas that require further effort for management, industry and researchers as we work together to ensure the ecologically sustainable development of South Australia’s fisheries resources.

Download Status of South Australian Fisheries Report (PDF 3.2 MB) - Released December 2015 

A new Harvest Strategy Policy (PDF 574.6 KB) is also now in place. 

Common nameStock/management unitStock status

Blacklip Abalone

Western Zone

Transitional-depleting

Central Zone

Transitional-depleting

Southern Zone

Sustainable

Greenlip Abalone

Western Zone

Sustainable

Central Zone

Transitional-depleting

Southern Zone

Undefined

Southern Calamari

South Australia

Sustainable

Mud Cockle

West Coast

Sustainable

Coffin Bay

Sustainable

Port River

Overfished

Pipi

Lakes and Coorong

Sustainable

Blue Swimmer Crab

Spencer Gulf

Sustainable

Gulf St Vincent

Transitional-recovering

West Coast

Undefined

Giant Crab

South Australia

Undefined

King Prawn

Spencer Gulf

Sustainable

Gulf St Vincent

Transitional-depleting

West Coast

Sustainable

Southern Rock Lobster

Southern Zone

Sustainable

Northern Zone

Sustainable

Australian Sardine

South Australia

Sustainable

Golden Perch

Lakes and Coorong

Sustainable

Recreational River Fishery

Sustainable

River Murray

Undefined

King George Whiting

Spencer Gulf

Transitional-depleting

Gulf St Vincent

Transitional-depleting

West Coast

Sustainable

Mulloway

Lakes and Coorong

Sustainable

Marine Scalefish fishery

Undefined

Murray Cod

Lakes and Coorong

Undefined

Recreational River Fishery

Undefined

Snapper

South East

Transitional-depleting

Southern Gulf St Vincent

Transitional-depleting

Northern Gulf St Vincent

Sustainable

Southern Spencer Gulf

Transitional-depleting

Northern Spencer Gulf

Transitional-depleting

West Coast

Undefined

Southern Garfish

West Coast

Undefined

Northern Spencer Gulf

Transitional-depleting

Southern Spencer Gulf

Undefined

Northern Gulf St Vincent

Transitional-depleting

Southern Gulf St Vincent

Undefined

South East

Undefined

Yelloweye Mullet

Lakes and Coorong

Sustainable

Marine Scalefish Fishery

Sustainable

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