Media Releases

Fishers' concerns addressed as part of reform [PDF]

- Fishing; Ministerial

The NSW Government today announced amendments to the Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program in direct response to concerns raised by the industry.

All sectors of the sheep industry will converge on Albury for LambEx 2016 from August 10 to 12 to celebrate all that is great about Australian sheep and lambs in one action-packed event.

$2 million quad bike safety rebate program open [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Rural workplaces can now apply for a NSW Government rebate of up to $500 to implement safety measures aimed at reducing quad bike tragedies and injuries on farms.

Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water Niall Blair and NSW Farmers President Derek Schoen today announced applications for the 2016 NSW Farmer of the Year Award are now open.

Several recreational fishers have been found in breach of fishing regulations along the Namoi, Castlereagh and Barwon Rivers in the State’s North West.

Fisheries photo of lobsters seized

Commercial fishers in the central coast region are being reminded to adhere to the fishing regulations for Eastern Rock Lobsters and estuary fish species after a Umina fisherman was apprehended for possession of illegally taken lobsters and Mulloway.

Soil moisture map

Record wet weather boosts topsoil moisture

- Agriculture

The state’s seasonal conditions have noticeably improved with some areas receiving the wettest June on record.

Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Water today announced it has approved some additional access for local extraction at Copi Hollow in Menindee.

A joint NSW Police and NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (NSWDPI) Fishing for the Future program will highlight the potential careers that can be developed through a passion for recreational fishing to teenagers.

A man found in possession of hundreds of abalone and whelks during a NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) fisheries compliance operation, has been fined $8000 in court.