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  1. Full media release: Safeguarding our future snapper stocks Changes to managing South Australia’s iconic snapper including spatial closures in both the Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent have been agreed, following consultation with the commercial, charter and recreational fishing sectors. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said that the annual statewide snapper closure ends at midday on Saturday 15 December, and the combination of new scientific information and consultation across all fishing sectors had led to the new management arrangements. “South Australia’s fishers will be able to fish for snapper in coastal waters from Saturday 15 December, however localised no-fishing zones will apply to aggregation sites in Gulf St Vincent until 31 March 2019 and in Spencer Gulf until 15 December 2019 as recommended by an historic agreement between recreational and commercial fishers,” said Minister Whetstone. “New scientific information in a recent report from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), has identified snapper stocks in the Spencer Gulf and West Coast areas are ‘depleted’. This means the snapper stocks are critically low and without changing management, the snapper stocks will not recover. “The long-term sustainability of our snapper stocks is the most important thing. “The former Labor government had 16 years to address this problem and they failed to make the tough decisions needed. They tinkered around the edges and the latest snapper stock assessment is alarming. “Snapper is an iconic fish species in South Australia and is loved by consumers and recreational fishers alike. The commercial sector, the fishing charter sector and the recreational sector have all raised concerns over snapper stocks. “Managing fish stocks is an ongoing collaboration between government, industry and the community. “The Marshall Liberal Government has been consulting with the various fishing sectors since 7 November on the latest science regarding snapper populations. “A meeting on 12 December with the South Australian Fishing Alliance, FishinSA, RecFishSA, the Marine Fishers Association and the Surveyed Charter Boat Owners and Operators Association of South Australia reached a consensus across commercial, recreational and charter fishers about the need for new, localised fishing closures to protect snapper populations. “Snapper stocks in Gulf St Vincent and the South East are identified in the report as ‘sustainable’ however information for Gulf St Vincent shows a downward trend on a similar path to that of the Spencer Gulf and West Coast. “Given this new scientific information, fishing sector representatives and fisheries scientists agreed new management measures were required to provide additional protection to support recovery of the Spencer Gulf/West Coast stock and maintain sustainable populations of snapper in Gulf St Vincent and the South East. The management changes to be implemented from 15 December are: • In Spencer Gulf: o four localised spatial closures which prohibit fishing for any species and no possession of snapper for 12 months (midday 15 December 2018 - midday 15 December 2019). o a new spatial closure in Spencer Gulf at Point Lowly. The closure prohibits the take of snapper for 12 months but allows for other fishing activities and possession of snapper in transit to the Point Lowly boat ramp. • In Gulf St Vincent: o two new spatial closures which prohibit the take and possession of snapper until March 2018 (midday 15 December 2018 - midday 31 March 2019). These closures encompass part of Tapley Shoal and an area off Sellicks Beach, and allow for other fishing activities. The current spatial closure at Ardrossan in the northern part of Gulf St Vincent will be removed. o the previous spatial closure in northern Gulf St Vincent has been removed based on new scientific information and advice from the commercial, charter boat and recreational fishers. • Statewide: a reduction in the charter boat individual bag limit to three small fish and one big fish and no boat limit, as proposed in the draft charter boat management plan. • Further discussions and consultation will occur in 2019 on additional measures to be applied in future to support rebuilding of snapper populations. “Further consultation will be undertaken with all sectors early in the new year to discuss future additional management measures for all sectors. Tough decisions will need to be taken to secure the long-term sustainability of the fishery into the future and as a shared stock these decisions will impact all fishing sectors. “Changes to long-term management arrangements of the commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery will be addressed through the Marine Scalefish Fishery Reform process that has recently been established. “I encourage recreational fishers and charter boat fishers to enjoy the wide variety of other species in our waters such as ocean jackets, tommy ruffs, snook, yellowfin whiting, yellow eye mullet, silver trevally and Australian salmon that offer great eating and enjoyable catching, to allow our iconic species such as snapper to recover. “If recreational fishers are targeting snapper over the current summer, please stick to your bag limit and refrain from the practice of catch and release fishing.” Fishers should visit the PIRSA website www.pir.sa.gov.au/snapper or the SA Recreational Fishing Guide app for the full details, including maps. Commercial fishers will also receive correspondence directly from PIRSA. South Australian Fishing Alliance Marine Fishers Association Inc. Wildcatch Fisheries SA Inc Recfish SA
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    Oct/Nov edition & a S&H cap.

    Awesome stuff!!!
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    STOLEN KAYAK & TRAILER!!!

    Man, that sucks! Keep an eye out everyone!
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    The Hills

    That is a damn good session and on fly, very damn good!!! Nicely done mate!
  5. Just a reminder for those who aren't already following OnkaStompa on Facebook... Onkastompa is on this weekend!!! The Strike & Hook crew will be manning the BBQ so come and grab a snag and a drink and help raise fund for The Childhood Cancer Association Onkastompa Fishing Competition 13 (Onkaparinga City Council Community Event of The Year Winner 2018) Date - Sunday 11th November Time - 7am - 12pm followed by presentations Location - Perrys Bend Onkaparinga River (Noarlunga Downs) Entry Fee - Donation to Childhood Cancer of your choice (Generosity encouraged for this great cause) Registration - Upon Arrival Rules and Fishable Area - explained upon registration but due to past numbers I am restricting fishing to 1 rod per person as I cannot extend the fishable area as in Onkastompa 12 Everyone who attends and donates receives a ticket into the many random draws for prizes. Categories - Biggest Overall Bream (Onkastompa Champion) Biggest Bream Men Biggest Bream Women Biggest Bream Junior 15< Biggest Mulloway (Open Class) Biggest "Other Fish" Senior Biggest "Other Fish Junior 15< BBQ and Drinks available with every cent going to the cause so please bring your thirst and hunger For Sale Table - Fishing and other goods will be for sale at AMAZING prices, again with every cent going to the cause. Card facilities available Merchandise - Polo and Hoody designs released soon Animal Relocation and Education will have a couple of pythons and a Freshwater Croc to handle and get pics with on the day For the kids, however was popular with the adults last year also
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    Wading Tub

    Great job on the tub mate! Definitely worth putting one together and taking one of those out with you when flats fishing I reckon. I've only fished the flats a few times and a tub would make the experience so much easier and more enjoyable haha
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    Anysink Sinkers

    Not a bad idea!
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    Couple from the Coorong

    Woah! Fantastic photos mate.
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    Carp for bait and burley?

    Yep working again, it was a Youtube issue.
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    Carp for bait and burley?

    Tried to fix the links above and it appears that YouTube is actually down at the moment.
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    Strike hook stickers

    I picked up a batch of the stickers today!!!! I'll get them up in the store as soon as I can. You can also buy them at our catch up that we're planning. There is only a small batch available at the moment, if they are popular, I'll get more printed. I'll get a sticker on my car tomorrow and take a photo.
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    Strike hook stickers

    Waiting for the printer... [insert sound of crickets]
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    End of RecFish SA?

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    Bloodworms.

    You did well PP
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    Strike hook stickers

    They will be available soon. I'll get em organised tomorrow and also add them to the SH store as soon as I can. A bit of an idea what they will look like with the mockup below.
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