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The chapter was set up by a group of recreational fishers and ecologists with like-minded visions for the future of the South Australian Coast.

The establishment of the Chapter was driven by the desire to bring the Seeds for Snapper project to South Australia. After three successful years of seagrass meadow restoration in WA, OzFish Adelaide Chapter members got to work to restore this vital fish habitat in the Gulf St Vincent and the first ever Seeds for Snapper SA was an immense success.

To counteract decades of degradation, the local OzFish Adelaide Chapter is also excited to take on other projects to improve fish habitat in local waterways and are looking for new members to get onboard and take part.

Seeds For Snapper

Recreational fishers and community members in South Australia can take part in the Seeds For Snapper seagrass restoration project each December.

We have seen the immense loss of the seagrass meadows along Adelaide coastlines and these meadows are a nursery ground for snapper, calamari, whiting and blue swimmer crabs. OzFish together with leading scientists are bringing these beautiful meadows back to help our fishery for the future of fishing. We need all hands on deck to collect, process, and disperse 1 million seagrass seeds to help restore and regenerate South Australia’s lost seagrass meadows.

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We have lost over a fifth of seagrass meadows from Adelaide’s waters

OzFish are calling on recreational anglers, boaters, beachcombers, community organisations, and businesses to get involved in. We need your help to collect and disperse the seagrass fruit and seeds, and make 2023 our biggest year yet.


Adelaide Area

The Chapter covers the area consisting of the coastal areas from the end of Lefevre Peninsula at North Haven back to Hallet Cove and inland from there to include the Adelaide Foothills.

The traditional Custodians of the land and sea in the Adelaide region are the Kaurna miyurna.

It is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, creeks and rivers in the world. The Barker inlet is a tidal inlet of the Gulf St Vincent and this area includes the southernmost mangrove forests in Australia, glorious seagrass meadows and an important fishing ground for fish and shellfish.

Whether you’re looking to cast-off from a jetty or take a boat out to drop a line, there is fishing for all levels here. Popular fish to snag in the area include King George whiting, snook, snapper, blue swimmer crabs, garfish, squid and crabs.

Fisher’s Concerns

Many of Adelaide’s waterways are in a seriously degraded or altered state.

All of the fisheries have been damaged from seagrass mining in the 1900s, sewerage treatment outfalls from 1949 to 1995, boat anchors, industrial discharges, historic dredging and stormwater pollution.

Luckily, many of these impacts have recently ceased or been improved so it’s time we got to work rehabilitating the damage that was done.

Become an OzFish Adelaide Chapter member today and play your part in restoring Adelaide’s fish habitat.




OzFish To Kick-Off Second Year Of Seagrass Restoration Program In Adelaide

Seagrass meadows along South Australia’s coastline will again be the focus of community-driven restoration as fishing conservation charity OzFish gears up for its second year of Seeds For Snapper.

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Adelaide Seeds For Snapper Seagrass Restoration Given The Green Light

Fishing conservation charity OzFish Unlimited announced today that South Australia will have its own Seeds for Snapper seagrass restoration project this December and are calling on the community to get involved. Seagrasses are vital marine plants which are important habitats and nursery areas for countless marine organisms, including the popular fishing catches such as snapper, king george whiting, blue swimmer crabs, king prawns and calamari.

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Restoring seagrass meadows along South Australia’s coastline

We’re urging South Australians to once again support our seagrass restoration initiative in the state to play a key role in improving water quality, protecting Adelaide’s metropolitan coastline and boosting native fish numbers in local waters. Our ‘Seeds for Snapper’ seagrass restoration initiative returns to Adelaide’s Gulf St Vincent for its third year. This year, the project will also be supported by an iconic sight on the waters off Adelaide – the One and All tall ship.

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