The Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) has been involved in researching and monitoring Goolwa pipi (cockles) population dynamics and associated aspects e.g. recreational pipi extraction impacts.

Open season is currently November to May, with a maximum daily bag limit of 300 cockles daily per person. There is also a minimum size limit (3.5 cm) that applies.

The NGT is also monitoring the impacts of vehicles using the beach to access the Murray Mouth for line fishing (possible causing injury to the pipis).

By David Muirhead

David is a long-serving member of the Marine Life Society of South Australia. He has dived and snorkeled in South Australian waters for around five decades and has a particular interest in bony fishes. David has made the greatest single contribution to the society's Photo Index of local marine species.

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