Warning of hefty penalties for reef picking

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That heading comes from PIRSA as part of a warning to fishers regarding rules for removing organisms  from intertidal reefs in SA. Reef Watch says that it gets quite a few reports from members of the public who have observed people taking organisms off intertidal reefs. The taking of marine organisms […]

Second Valley update

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Spearfishing There is a spearfishing restriction at “Second Valley Bay”. It has been in place for over 23 years now. The restriction is listed in the “South Australian Recreational Fishing Guide” under “General Fishing Information/Fish Spear/Hand Spear/Powerheads”. It is also listed at http://pir.sa.gov.au/fishing/fishing_gear/permitted_devices . Signage at Second Valley in 2009 […]

White shark by Terry Goss

Submission to SA Government re: shark cage diving locations in South Australia

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To whom it may concern, Please accept this submission as our official response to the announcement that alternative sites are to be investigated for the redistribution of shark cage diving tourism. We understand that the proposed redistribution follows the absence of sharks from long established sites near the Neptune Islands, […]

Helen K- Boat trip - 156 (Port Lincoln) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Aquaculture Regulations review open for public comment until March 2, 2015

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PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Aquaculture Regulations 2005. This is the first review of the regulations since their commencement in 2005 and aims to simplify regulatory requirements and streamline operations for aquaculture operators. The main areas of the review include administrative changes incorporating […]