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Feb 1

February 1, 2015

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

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

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 navigational marking requirements, environmental programs and aquatic animal health. Targeted industry consultation has already taken place with this current consultation process providing all stakeholders with the opportunity to provide feedback…

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Dec 4

December 4, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Seen a shark in SA waters? Report it for safety and science

When I discuss sharks with divers or snorkellers, they tend to agree that shark sightings of any species are a rarity in SA- at least off metropolitan beaches and at popular dive sites. In something of an anomaly, a single Great White Shark (whether it was the same individual on both occasions is unknown) was encountered by divers twice this year at The Dredge. The wreck is located approximately 6 kilometres offshore in about 20 metres of water. On both…

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Jul 1

July 1, 1998

Alan Paskett - Sepia apama, Black Point, 3-4m June 2014

Cuttlefish closure and new recreational fishing regulations 1998

The following notice was recently received from PIRSA (Primary Industries and Resources SA) dated 22nd May 1998: “The Government, on advice from the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development, has reviewed the management arrangements introduced for the cuttlefish fishery on 25th February 1998. Recreational bag/boat limits have now been introduced for cuttlefish throughout South Australia. These measures now include the closure of all waters of Spencer Gulf within an area bounded by a line commencing at the Point Lowly lighthouse, then…

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