Snapper limits remain in force

Snapper limits remain in force

With school holidays under way, recreational fishers are being reminded that fishing for snapper is only allowed in the South East Fishing Zone.


Fishing for snapper in the South East Fishing Zone, where the stock is classified as sustainable, is managed by a total allowable catch, with a recreational daily bag limit of two snapper per person and a daily limit of six per boat if there are three or more people fishing on board.


Recreational fishers must report the snapper they catch through the free SA Recreational Fishing Guide app or by phoning the Fishwatch 24-hour hotline on 1800 065 522.


“Reporting catches is currently much easier by calling the Fishwatch 24-hour hotline,” PIRSA Director Fisheries Operations Benn Gramola said.


“The app is being updated and the bag and boat limits listed on the ‘report snapper catch’ screen are incorrect.


“People also need to submit two reports if fishing from the shore and catch two snapper or from a boat with three or more people and catch more than three snapper.


“This is only a temporary requirement as the app will be sorted soon, just not in time for the school holidays.”


For more information on the snapper recovery go to www.pir.sa.gov.au/research/snapper_recovery, contact the Fishwatch 24-hour hotline 1800 065 522, or check out the free SA Fishing app.

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