SA government to consult with fishos on changes to bag and size limits

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  1. Dean

    Dean Administrator Staff Member

    Bag and size limits for fishos are being proposed by the South Australia government as part of a review looking at how to preserve fish stocks.

    The bag limits for garfish and blue swimmer crabs could be halved under the proposal that the state government is now seeking public feedback on as part of an effort to reduce the pressure on South Australia’s fish stock.

    Other species such as bream and mulloway would be subject to increased size limits.

    Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said the review was necessary for sustainable fishery into the future.

    “Each year more than 277,000 men, women and children take part in recreational fishing in South Australia and catch more than 12 million fish, crustaceans and molluscs,” he said.

    “We want to ensure there is enough fish for future generations and to do this we need to undertake regular assessments of our fish stocks and review management arrangements.”

    Public consultation will be held until April 29 and a series of public meetings will giver fishers the chance to state their cases.

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