Traditional Fishing Methods

Scalefish production and produce expanded with techniques introduced by immigrants from the UK, Scandinavia, Greece and Italy. The diversity and complexity of the modern Marine Scalefish Fishery (MSF) reflects this rich history. A range of traditional production methods were adapted and evolved to suit South Australia’s unique environment and local species.

Today there are 21 different regulated gear types “endorsements” which can be registered to a MSF license which are non-transferable. These endorsements fall into broad categories of; Line (hand line, jigs and longline) Nets (haul, gill and seine), traps / pots (fish, octopus and crab) and rakes (Vongole, dab and crab).

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