Fisheries

$2.6m investment to boost Eyre Peninsula seafood sector

The Eyre Peninsula will benefit from nearly $70 million of investment in regional South Australia which will be unlocked, creating more than 1,000 jobs, thanks to $12 million from the Marshall Liberal Government’s Regional Growth Fund. This round of the Regional Growth Fund will deliver $2.65 million worth of investment in Port Lincoln including the…

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Vale Sam Sarin

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (16:03): Today, I rise to pay tribute to one of the icons of Port Lincoln, one of the icons of the South Australian fishing industry and one of the icons of Port Lincoln’s tuna industry—that is, the late Mr Sam Sarin. Sam died on Monday 22 June, aged 84. Sam was one of the pioneers…

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Economic boost through expansion of aquaculture zones

Coastal communities on the Eyre Peninsula are set for an economic boost with the release of more than 6,500 hectares of unallocated and available water for aquaculture production from Tumby Bay to Streaky Bay. The bulk of the release is based around Port Lincoln and the greater Eyre Peninsula region and stretches across eight aquaculture…

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Tod Reservoir fishing petition lodged

A petition to open the Tod Reservoir to recreational fishing was lodged in State Parliament recently, encompassing 366 signatures. Member for Flinders Peter Treloar, who presented the petition, said there was interest shown by local recreational fishers to utilise the reservoir, which has been offline for the past few years. The petition, which seeks to…

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Clean up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure

The clean-up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure at Anxious Bay near Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula is now complete and the area has been remediated – with more than 50 tonnes of netting alone removed. In November 2017, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) engaged local specialist contractors to clean-up deteriorating infrastructure after the abalone farm…

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Waiver of oyster fees crucial for industry

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar is strongly urging the State Government waive fees and charges for South Australian oyster growers affected by a disease outbreak. Oysters growers and businesses are suffering significant financial stress as a result of the POMS (Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome) outbreak in Tasmania, which has meant oyster growers are expecting little…

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Tuna harvest under way

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:31): I rise today to talk about something I was very pleased to be part of last weekend and something I have been meaning to do for a long time—that is, to go out on a boat off Port Lincoln to be part of the tuna harvest. Last Sunday at 6am, I…

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Liberals introduce bill to change marine park boundaries

The State Liberals have introduced a Private Member’s Bill in Parliament to change the boundaries of the Weatherill Labor Government’s marine park sanctuary zones. The Bill – introduced by Shadow Environment Minister Michelle Lensink in the Legislative Council yesterday – proposes to exclude some of the government’s marine park sanctuary zones from taking effect on…

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Protecting regional communities and the marine environment

Rarely has a piece of new legislation caused as much discussion, anxiety – even anger, as did the introduction by the current Labor Government of the Marine Park Sanctuary (no take) Zones. Hundreds of people from across the State spent countless hours throughout the consultation process contributing their time and ideas with the very reasonable…

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