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The Marine Scalefish Fishery, its produce are an important part of South Australia’s cultural heritage and food identity. Fishing for Marine Scalefish varieties was an invaluable food source for both the indigenous communities and the free colony, with the first commercial produce exported to Tasmania in 1836.

Today there are over 50 scalefish species harvested professionally across South Australia under Schedule 1 of the Marine Scalefish Regulations (link). This diversity allows supply of fresh produce to local markets year round, contribution to South Australia’s growing reputation for premium fresh produce.

Primary Species Include (+100t):

• King George Whiting (KGW)
• Snapper
• Garfish
• Southern Calamari
• Australian Salmon

Secondary Species (50-100t):

• Yellow-fin Whiting
• Australian Herring
• Vongole
• Gummy Shark

Tertiary Species (0-50t):

• Ocean Jackets
• Wrasse spp.
• Snook
• Yellow-Eyed Mullet
• Sand Crab
• Vongole
• Blue Crabs
• Whaler Shark
• Octopus spp.

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