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Blue swimmer crab poacher nipped

4 October 2019

A rogue fisherman has been caught earlier this week with nearly eight times the daily bag limit of blue swimmer crabs.

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Commercial Marine Scalefish reform consultation

4 October 2019

Long-term sustainable fish stocks and profitable businesses are the focus of a Commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery reform consultation paper which is open for industry feedback for another week.

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Southern Zone Recreational Rock Lobster season opens

1 October 2019

The Southern Zone Rock Lobster season opens today, with recreational fishers now able to enjoy lowering their pots in the area for the season.

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S.O.S. – Saving Our Snapper

27 September 2019

A statewide snapper fishing ban will commence on 1 November 2019 as part of the State Government’s plan to rebuild South Australia’s decimated snapper stocks.

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Poachers fined $4,500 for Southern Calamari bag limit offence

14 August 2019

A man and a woman have been fined $4,500 for exceeding the bag limit of Southern Calamari on the Yorke Peninsula.

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SA to reel in growth through new seafood industry forum

29 July 2019

A united seafood sector working towards the common goal of industry growth will be the focus of a new Seafood Advisory Forum

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Murray Cod catch and release season closes

18 July 2019

The annual recreational fishing closure for Murray Cod takes effect on Thursday 1 August 2019.

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Inaugural graduation from Aboriginal Fisheries training program

11 July 2019

The first four recruits to participate in the State Government's inaugural Aboriginal Fisheries Officer Career Pathways Program graduate today, to officially become Fisheries Officers.

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POMS-resistant oysters given new lease of life

26 June 2019

The fight against the devastating Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been given a shot in the arm with $750,000 research funding secured for three more years to develop oysters resistant to the disease.

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Snapper in dire straits in South Australia

20 June 2019

South Australia’s much-treasured snapper fishing experience is at risk of disappearing entirely unless drastic action is taken ahead of the upcoming summer, according to latest scientific information.

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