Proposed changes to the management of kangaroos
Proposed changes to the way abundant kangaroo species and the commercial kangaroo industry are managed and monitored are now open for consultation.
As the industry regulator, the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) is proposing to:
- Expand the commercial kangaroo harvesting zone to also cover Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and the South East
- increase the number of species available for harvest to include tammar wallaby, Kangaroo Island sub-species of western grey kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo and red-necked wallaby
- change methods for determining harvesting quotas. It is expected that no substantial changes will be made to how the commercial industry operates in the established harvest zone.
You can view the draft SA Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2020-2024 on the Your Say Website www.yoursay.sa.gov.au
Consultation closes 06 September 2019