Monday, 18 December 2017 Sydney
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Pipi Fishery Opens To Recreational Fishers::

Recreational fishers can once again enjoy collecting Pipi (Goolwa Cockles).

The popular species can be found along the entire length of Goolwa Beach, from the Murray Mouth to Middleton Point.

Fishers are reminded that there are size and bag limits in place. Pipi must measure 3.5 cm across the widest part of the shell, with a maximum daily limit of 300 per person east of the line of longitude 136°E and a possession limit of 1200.

The Pipi Fishery is open from 1 November 2017 until 31 May 2018.

Quotes attributable to PIRSA Director Fisheries and Aquaculture Operations, Peter Dietman

Collecting Pipis is an enjoyable fishing experience that all of the family can get involved in, especially as they are easily accessible from the shore.

PIRSA’s Fishcare Volunteers and Fisheries Officers patrolling Pipi fishing beaches will be on hand to answer questions about measuring Pipi and bag limits.

Limits are in place to ensure our fisheries continue to be sustainable for future generations to enjoy.

Background

The open Pipi season runs annually from 1 November to 31 May.

The fishery is closed for part of the year to protect Pipi populations during their spawning season.

Recreational fishing for Pipis is prohibited year-round on the Younghusband Peninsula (Coorong Beach) between the Murray Mouth and 28 Mile Crossing.

For more information on Pipi fishing visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/fisheries or download the SA Recreational Fishing Guide smartphone app at www.pir.sa.gov.au/recfishingapp.