A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established 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 -
  1. Limiting dredging;
  2. Banning  heavy  gauge  fishing  practices  and  the  use  of  large hooks, live bait and trawling;
  3. Larger fines for industry discharge into the Port River;
  4. Further speed restrictions on the Port River;
  5. Increasing marine safety officers and park rangers;
  6. Installation of shellfish reefs;
  7. Regular and increased water quality monitoring; and
  8. The impact of the die-off of mangroves and saltmarsh at St Kilda on the Port River Dolphins.

Any person or organisation wishing to make a written submission to the Committee, or register an interest in presenting oral evidence to the Committee, is invited to do so by Friday, 9 September 2022.  Written submissions and expressions of interest should be addressed to the Secretary to the Committee, C/- Parliament House, GPO Box 572, Adelaide 5001, by telephone on (08)82379490, or e-mail at scdolphins@parliament.sa.gov.au

Mr Anthony Beasley
Secretary to the Committee
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.