Following recommendations by Marine Scalefish Management Advisory Committee (MSFMAC) and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Snapper in the South East Fishery Zone has been reviewed for the 2024-25 season.

For recreational non-charter fishers this will remain unchanged for the period of 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025. The current TAC figure for the season is 7,491kg, which equates to around 3,783 individual Snapper.

Current daily limits

Daily bag, boat and size limits remain unchanged:

  • Bag limit: 2
  • Boat limit: 6 – applies when 3 or more people are fishing on board
  • Size limit: 38cm

Please not that fishing for Snapper in the West Coast, Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent/ Kangaroo Island Fishing Zones remains closed until 30 June 2026. 

Mandatory reporting

Reporting remains mandatory for Snapper catches in the South East Fishery Zone. Fishers are required to report their Snapper catch before it is brought to shore or prior to the vessel landing.

Mandatory reporting of snapper catches can be made via the SA Fishing App, or Fishwatch hotline on 1800 065 522.

Please note, the SA Fishing App is currently undergoing updates, and the bag and boat limits listed on the ‘Report Snapper Catch’ screen are incorrect. While these updates are being completed, fishers are required to submit 2 reports if you are lodging full allocation amounts.

More information

For more information on Snapper catch limits, visit