Feedback wanted on razorfish

Primary Industries and Regions SA is looking for feedback from recreational fishers about razorfish.

Image: PIRSA.

Image: PIRSA.

The survey, released by the Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council (MRFAC), aims to help establish a better understanding of razorfish populations and local issues related to the species in South Australia.

The survey's findings will inform future management arrangements for the species.

The council said various concerns have been raised about the razorfish in different regions, such as depletion due to pest species, or rapid population increases (increasing the risk of harm to humans due to the sharp outer shell).

The survey also asks participants if a review into local razorfish populations would be supported.

The survey is open until 5pm on May 29, and can be completed by visiting

Razorfish are a shellfish with meat similar to that of a scallop.

The razorfish cannot be bought commercially and is popular cooked, pickled, or as a bait to lure in King George whiting.