The biggest ever reform of South Australia’s commercial fishing industry is now under way with the Marine Scalefish Fishery (MSF) voluntary licence surrender program open for applications. The voluntary licence surrender program is part of the South Australian Government’s $24.5 million reform package to increase the profitability of fishing businesses, grow sustainable fish populations, and improve opportunities for recreational fishers. Fishers looking to leave the industry can submit their offers to surrender their licences at any stage from now until 13 November 2020, with a process in place to enable the first assessment of offers to occur by the end of June for those wanting to exit before the end of the financial year.

SA Goverment Media Release

For more information, visit Primary Industries and Regions SA : Marine Scale Fishery