Dolphins in Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Port River

Committee Details

Legislative Council
55th Parliament 03/05/2022 - Current
Currently accepting submissions with a closing date of 9 September 2022
Secretary (08) 8237 9490
Secretary to the Committee Select Committee on Dolphins in Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Port River Parliament House North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Committee Function

To inquire into and report on further legislative and policy measures to better protect the dolphins in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and the Port River, with particular consideration to be given to - I. Limiting dredging; II. Banning heavy gauge fishing practices and the use of large hooks, live bait and trawling; III. Larger fines for industry discharge into the Port River; IV. Further speed restrictions on the Port River; V. Increasing marine safety officers and park rangers; VI. Installation of shellfish reefs; VII. Regular and increased water quality monitoring; and VIII. The impact of the die-off of mangroves and saltmarsh at St Kilda on the Port River Dolphins.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.