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The NSW Government today announced a one-off agreement to waive boat licence fees for commercial fishers in the upcoming financial year, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Deputy Director General Fisheries, Dr Geoff Allan, said.

Snowy River high-flows set to commence

- DPI Water

The first of five planned high-flow environmental water releases to the Snowy River are set to commence in early June, DPI Water Acting Director Water Analytics, Brian Graham, said today.

A wild dog in the bush looks at the camera

Science innovation targets pests and weeds

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

Seven innovative NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) projects to better manage significant weeds and animal pests have been funded through the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.

Students from the Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley are invited to enter the first Solitary Islands Marine Park Creative Writing Competition.

Rod Bourke with bee hat/net

The NSW bee industry will be further protected to minimise the impact of pests and diseases with the appointment of a new Bee Biosecurity Officer based at the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Tocal College at Paterson.

Jessica is standing on front of a projector and talking to the audience

Free bank ready workshop for young farmers

- Agriculture

Young and future farmers have been invited to attend a free Getting Started - Bank Ready workshop in Griffith on Thursday June 8 as part of a Young Farmer Business Program, an initiative of NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and NSW Farmers’ Association.

Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Water announced the Expression of Interest period for the Nimmie Caira property in southern NSW now open, representing a unique opportunity for innovative submissions from the market to utilise the natural resource site.

Bill and Doug holding the guide

Beekeepers can get practical information on harvesting and extracting honey with a new publication, produced by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Tocal College, launched at the NSW Apiarists’ Association Conference last week.

DPI staff at a dropi-in stand

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is inviting north coast residents and stakeholders to provide feedback on the trial of shark nets at five beaches in Ballina, Lennox Head and Evans Head.

Two kangaroos standing in front of a hut looking towards the camera

The NSW Government has announced a unique initiative to develop wilderness fishing opportunities via an eco-hut program developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) with the assistance of National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).