At 67, Ross "Tucky" Tuckwell is older than the fishery and still digging like a boss!

A decade before Kevin Hoad was down on the beach opening up the commercial pipi fishery in the early 1960’s, Ross Tuckwell was born in the local...

How does Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) work?

Between 2000 and 2014 every pipi that was sold as food was simply put in a foam esky and shipped off to market. Sometimes fish markets and restaurants...

Meet Our Local, Self-Appointed Food Ambassadors

Goolwa PipiCo plays an important part it the local Fleurieu community. Apart from employing over 30 locals it also has a strong connection with a num...

The three generation Hoad family. (When they’re not fishing commercially, you’ll probably find them on a fishing charter).

In the early 1960’s, the Hoad family, more specifically Kevin Hoad, was one of the founders of the modern Goolwa Pipi fishing industry. Back the...

Getting to know your pipi. (Donax deltoides).

The Goolwa Pipi or ‘cockle’ or in fact, or Kuti as it is known in local aboriginal culture, is a pretty amazing little creature no matter ...

There’s sustainable and then there’s MSC sustainable

With everyone wanting to buy sustainable these days, the concept of sustainably sourced products has moved on from a nice to have, to a mandatory for ...

A grader so big you can see it from the moon!

Well almost! One of the recent improvements we have made to our Port Elliot is the construction of a fifth generation grading machine at a cost of ove...

Why would you dig pipis with a rake, when others harvest with a machine?

Let’s not beat around the bush, manually harvesting pipis is tough work. It’s physically demanding, logistically difficult, harsh on machi...

You haven’t experienced cold until you’ve dug pipis in the middle of winter with the water up to your neck.

Up until a decade or so ago the South Australian pipi fishery was only fished in the warmer months, from November through May.  Whilst this was u...