Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state's primary industries and regions.
South Australia's agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries are a vital part of the state's economy, our largest export sector and a major employer. In 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
$10,000 grants for morale-boosting events during drought
5 JuneDrought-affected communities across South Australia are being encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 towards local activities, events and functions focused on wellbeing and building resilience.Read more about $10,000 grants for morale-boosting events during drought
Do your bit to protect SA from fruit fly this long weekend
5 JuneAs South Australians head out into the regions this long weekend, travellers are being reminded to play their part in the battle against fruit fly and leave their fruit and vegetables at homeRead more about Do your bit to protect SA from fruit fly this long weekend
Coonawarra expands digital presence to bring visitors closer
2 JuneBooking a unique wine experience in Coonawarra will soon be one click away, thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Marshall Liberal Government to boost the region’s online presence.Read more about Coonawarra expands digital presence to bring visitors closer
Recreational fisher fined for taking Snapper
28 MayAn Adelaide fisher off Glenelg has been fined $485 for taking snapper.Read more about Recreational fisher fined for taking Snapper
Strengthening South Australia’s forest industry
27 MayWays to supercharge the growth of South Australia's $2.3 billion forest and wood products sector are now being considered by the State Government after receiving an industry report.Read more about Strengthening South Australia’s forest industry
$25m Dog Fence rebuild to unleash SA’s Ag potential
26 MayWork begins today on the $25 million rebuild of the South Australian Dog Fence, one of the State’s biggest infrastructure projects and a critical boost for farmers battling the scourge of feral animals.Read more about $25m Dog Fence rebuild to unleash SA’s Ag potential
American Foulbrood detected on Kangaroo Island
26 MayBeekeepers are being asked to remain vigilant following a single detection of American Foulbrood (AFB) in hives on Kangaroo Island.Read more about American Foulbrood detected on Kangaroo Island
Invasive Asian Paddle Crab found in Port River
26 MayAll fishers, along with other boat and water users, are being urged to keep an eye out and report any suspicious aquatic pests while fishing or out in the water after an Asian Paddle Crab was found in the Port River last month.Read more about Invasive Asian Paddle Crab found in Port River
Historic fisheries reform gets underway
25 MayThe biggest ever reform of South Australia's commercial fishing industry is now under way with the Marine Scalefish Fishery (MSF) voluntary licence surrender program open for applications today.Read more about Historic fisheries reform gets underway
Zero tolerance and a conviction for fruit fly indiscretion
25 MayAn interstate traveller has learnt the hard way it doesn't pay to bring prohibited fruit into South Australia receiving a conviction and a fine after challenging their expiation notice for breaking the state's strict biosecurity laws.Read more about Zero tolerance and a conviction for fruit fly indiscretion
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