Certifier : 
q.inspecta GmbH
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
09 Nov 2016
Certificate expires : 
24 Feb 2022


Located on the Coorong lagoon, Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert near Adelaide, and the adjacent coastal waters of the Southern Ocean, Lakes and Coorong is unusual. Based in a national park and protected wetland that contains three distinct ecosystems, it was the first community fishery in Australia to achieve MSC certification back in 2008.

Pipi or Coorong cockles are native to South Australia and are harvested by hand using rakes.

Read the story of the Lakes and Coorong pipi fishery > 

As well as pipi, the fishery targets a number of finfish species including yellow eyed mullet (Aldrichetta forsteri), golden perch (Macquaria ambigua) and mulloway (Argyrosomus hololepidotus). Although its original certification in 2008 covered both finfish and pipis as one Unit of Certification (UoC), these have now been separated for current and future assessments.

Lakes and Coorong finfish >