Managing recreational fishing

Limiting the numbers of fish that can be taken makes sure enough fish remain in the water to reproduce. Laws and regulations apply to numbers of fish that commercial and recreational fishers can take.

The Fisheries Management Act 2007 and Regulations have all of the laws controlling fishing activities.

Rules and regulations for fishing are based on ecological and biological knowledge of fish stocks and the environment.

The rules and regulations set:

Contact any of the following if you are not sure about the rules that apply to fishing in South Australia:

  • Fishwatch on 1800 065 522, free call 24 hours
  • Fisheries Licensing on (08) 8204 1370 during office hours for questions about registering recreational rock lobster pots or mesh nets
  • your local Fisheries Office.
Page Last Reviewed: 26 Jul 2017
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