Broadsheet Adelaide - July 7, 2017

South Australian restaurants are increasingly plotting their own veggie patches and herb gardens, even maintaining small farms in their quest for fresh produce. But it’s a little trickier to sustain your own fishery.

One venue, Rundle Street newcomer Iberia, has found a solution. In partnership with Wildcatch Fisheries SA, it’s circumventing traditional supply routes and sourcing directly from small fishing businesses. Read more...

Sunday Mail - June 24, 2017

WHEN Port Wakefield fisherman Bart Butson arrives back at the boat ramp in the early hours of the morning, he’s straight on the phone to Adelaide chef Andrew Douglas.  Douglas, the brains behind Rundle St restaurant Iberia, talks to the third generation fisherman about his day’s catch and what he might be able to do with it in his eatery.

The catch is then boxed up, trucked to the city and by lunchtime is being fed to hungry city diners. It doesn’t get any fresher.  Read more...

Media Release - June 11, 2017

Australia has a peak national body for the seafood industry – Seafood Industry Australia.

​Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, launched Seafood Industry Australia in Adelaide today, delivering yet another Coalition government election promise. Read more...


(Bart Butson (Port Wakefield, SA)

This project showcases the amazing South Australian produce and shows consumers exactly how some of their favourite species make it onto their plates. The films capture inspirational and educational stories of fishing in South Australia which are real and relevant.

Summary of Final Report

Funded by the Commonwealth Government through Agrifood Skills Australia. This project built upon the outcomes of the FRDC Project Report 2009/322 Building Representational Capacity. The project confirmed skills and supporting knowledge required by fishers and/or other industry representatives to participate effectively on the advisory committee for their local fishing association. 

Now that these gaps in skills have been identified, we are working with Agrifood Skills Australia to seek funding to provide targeted training to participants.

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Wildcatch Fisheries SA Inc. - October 2, 2015

Peak Fishing Industry Body contests study findings.  To read the full media release click here.

The Fish Site - September 1, 2015

A report aimed at helping the seafood industry and policy makers to evaluate and compare the economic importance of sea angling and commercial fishing has been published, with the hope that it will provide a blueprint for future comparisons of the sectors which has previously been a thorny issue on both sides.  To read the full story click here.

Rhiannon Elston, SBS - August 31, 2015

A fishing community in South Australia is calling for a seal cull as burgeoning populations of the protected mammals threaten their catch.  To read the full article click here.