Australian Salmon Research project
Recreational fishers in South Australia are being asked to donate their filleted Australian Salmon frames for research from 1 July until 30 September 2020. Fish frames are the filleted skeletons with head, tail and guts still intact.
Scientists from the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s (SARDI) Aquatic Sciences division will study the donated fish frames to obtain important information on the size, age, growth and reproductive characteristics of Australian Salmon from across South Australia.
By donating filleted Australian Salmon frames, recreational fishers will be helping to improve biological knowledge on this iconic species in South Australian waters and ensure a sustainable Australian Salmon fishery for the future.
The new research project is being led by SARDI, in partnership with the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council. The major funder is the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.
Get involved and be in the running to WIN great prizes!
It’s easy to donate your filleted Australian Salmon frames.
- Catch and fillet your Australian Salmon from SA waters between 1 July and 30 September 2020.
- Save and freeze your filleted frames, with the head, tail, and guts intact.
- Collect a donation form from your local participating tackle shop – see collection locations below.
- Use a lead pencil to fill out the donation form, including your contact details and information on when and where your Australian Salmon were caught.
- Drop off your fish frames and completed donation form in a sealed bag at a participating tackle store, and you’ll go into the running to win some great fishing prizes courtesy of Wilson Fishing, Shimano and SA Bait and Tackle Supplies. Terms and conditions apply ().
|Brighton||Brighton Tackle & Bait||535 Brighton Road, South Brighton SA 5048|
|Cavan||Sportfishing Scene||132 Port Wakefield Road, Cavan SA 5094|
|Edithburgh||Edithburgh BP||58 Blanche Street, Edithburgh SA 5583|
|Gawler||Gawler Fishing and Outdoors||44 Murray Street, Gawler SA 5118|
|Hayborough||Tacklebusters Discount Fishing Tackle||56 Maude St, Victor Harbor SA 5211|
|Kingscote||Ingram's Home Timber and Hardware||47 Dauncey St, Kingscote SA 5223|
|Kingston SE||Swampy's Marine and Tackle||41 Holland Street, Kingston SE SA 5275|
|Lonsdale||Fishing Wholesalers||200 Dyson Road, Lonsdale SA 5160|
|Moonta||Complete Angler Moonta||10 George Street, Moonta SA 5558|
|Mount Gambier||Spot-on Mount Gambier||93 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier SA 5290|
|O'Sullivan Beach||O'Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp||Marine Dr, O'Sullivan Beach SA 5166|
|Port Adelaide||Port Adelaide Bait and Tackle||310 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide SA 5015|
|Port Lincoln||Spot-on Port Lincoln||39 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606|
|Port Lincoln||Tackle World Pt Lincoln||16–18 Hallett Place, Port Lincoln SA 5606|
|Point Turton||Point Turton Caravan Park||Bayview Road, Point Turton SA 5575|
|Salisbury||Spot-on Fishing Tackle Salisbury||1730 Main North Road, Salisbury Plain SA 5109|
|Seaford||The Scene Seaford||224 Seaford Road, Seaford SA 5169|
|St Kilda||Tackle 'N' Tucker (St Kilda)||Cockle Street, St Kilda SA 5110|
|Wallaroo||Complete Angler Wallaroo||3 Owen Terrace, Wallaroo SA 5556|
|West Beach||SARDI Aquatic Sciences||2 Hamra Avenue, West Beach SA 5162|
|Whyalla||Whyalla Sportfishing Scene||31 Playford Avenue, Whyalla SA 5600|
Australian Salmon fishing limits
Minimum legal length: 21 cm measured from tip of snout to tip of tail.
|Size||Personal||Boat (3 or more on board)|
|21–35cm||Bag limit: 20||Boat limit: 60|
|greater than 35cm||Bag limit: 10||Boat limit: 30|
Dr Jason Earl
Senior Research Officer, SARDI Aquatic Sciences