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Edithburgh-leafy-sea-dragon DebAllenThe Marine Parks of Yorke Peninsula protect some of South Australia's most important marine habitats, including mangrove forests, fish breeding grounds and important bird breeding and feeding sites. Beautiful beaches and undersea treasures make these parks places of spectacular natural beauty, as well as environmental significance.

An incredible 85% of marine species living in southern Australia's waters are found nowhere else in the world. Fascinating species such as the leafy sea dragon, seahorses, pyjama squid, black cowries, and many others make their homes in our waters.  You'll also find nurseries for fish of all kinds. Planning for the future of these species is vital, and it starts by protecting them now.

The majority of Marine Parks areas can be fished. There are only a few small areas that are sanctuary zones, where no fishing can take place. You'll find the answers to many common questions about Marine Parks here.

There are many fantastic locations for beach, jetty and boat fishing, for recreational and commercial fishers alike. Our region boasts spectacular coastal scenery as well as many great places to swim, surf, snorkel or dive, or just relax on the beach.

Five tips for responsible fishing in a marine park

*  Be aware of the sanctuary zones. Respect the areas where you can and can't fish.  Sanctuary zones do not allow you to remove any fish and also have regulations about boat cleaning and releasing bilgewater

*  Be aware of other marine mammals such as seals, sea lions and dolphins and the prolific seabird life

*  Make sure you know about catch limits and legal lengths for the fish species you are targeting

*  Teach any children in your group the importance of ocean safety

*  Make sure you're aware of any seasonal closures - PIRSA's recreational fishing web page can help.

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Yorke Peninsula Information Centre
29 Main Street Minlaton South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au

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