Recreational snapper fishing to continue

Recreational fishers can continue to fish for snapper in South East waters, with the recreational fishing share of the total allowable catch equating to 2585 individual snapper from last Friday to June 30, 2023.

Snapper fishing rules in South East waters for recreational fishers are the same as were in place in 2021/22 and include a minimum size limit of 38 cm, a daily bag limit of one snapper per person, a daily boat limit of three snapper, when three people or more are fishing from the boa and mandatory reporting of all snapper catches, either through the SA Fishing App or Fishwatch on 1800 065 522 before departing the point of landing or before departing a land-based fishing location.

Charter boat snapper fishing can also continue in the South East.

The charter boat share of the total allowable catch equates to 3233 individual snapper.

A total closure on all snapper fishing for the Spencer Gulf, West Coast and Gulf St Vincent waters remains in place until January 31, 2023.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Clare Scriven said this would allow people to fish for snapper in South East waters, which is where scientific advice indicates that it is sustainable to do so, with the snapper fishing rules in place.

“The rules are designed so that South Australians can continue to enjoy fishing for this iconic species while protecting stock numbers,” she said.

“Many people enjoy snapper fishing and the aim is to ensure it can be enjoyed now and into the future.”

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