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Marine Guide to Government

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Department of Primary Industries & Regions (PIRSA)

Outline of maritime-related activities

PIRSA Fisheries:

  • regulation and compliance enforcement of commercial, recreational and charter fishing
  • licensing of commercial and charter fishing and issue of permits for other commercial activities for the take of fish
  • lead state agency for management of introduced marine pests, including ballast water management, marine pest incursion response, and state input to development of national approaches.
  • facilitate protection of critical fish habitats, including declaration of new aquatic reserve areas and encourage appropriate management of development adjacent to critical habitats.
  • input to National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and Noxious Substances.

PIRSA Aquaculture:

  • policy;
  • licensing and leasing of aquaculture activities;
  • environmental monitoring and assessment;

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