Managing recreational fishing

Managing recreational fishing in South Australia

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) Fisheries and Aquaculture division enables the management of South Australia's fish stocks in partnership with industry and the community.

About managing recreational fishing

South Australia’s fishery resources are community owned public resources. The South Australian Government, as custodian of these fisheries resources, has a fundamental role in managing them to ensure they are biologically sustainable.

Recreational fishing across South Australia is controlled by:

Read more in the Management Plan for Recreational Fishing in South Australia  (PDF 1.8 MB).

Permits and exemptions

Visit permits and exemptions to find out how to apply for:

  • Ministerial permits and exemptions
  • exploratory and development permits
  • Broodstock and Seedstock collection permits.

Windara shellfish restoration reef

The Windara Reef has been designed to contribute to a healthier marine environment and improved opportunities for recreational fishers.

Contact Fishwatch

Call the Fishwatch hotline, 24 hours a day, for information about:

  • rules and regulations
  • licensing and registration
  • reporting shark sightings
Freecall 1800 065 522 Go to Reporting (Fishwatch)
Page Last Reviewed: 18 Jul 2022
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