Marine Scale Fishery
The commercial Marine scalefish fishery (MSF) is a multi-species and multi-gear fishery. Commercial fishing can be undertaken for more than 60 species of scalefish using a range of gear types in South Australian coastal waters. There are over 60 species of marine scalefish taken commercially. The main species taken are: King George Whiting, Southern Garfish, Snapper, Southern Calamari. Other species include: squid, worms and sharks. The Marine Scalefish Fishery operates in all coastal waters of South Australia between the Western Australian and Victorian border.
There are 21 gear types that can be registered on a marine scalefish fishery licence. Gear includes: hook and line, longline, haul nets, mesh nets, jigs. Hand collection, handlines, and rod and lines do not need registration.
image: southern garfish