The movement of turf from Southeast Queensland remains a high-risk carrier material of fire ants and has been linked to the fire ant nest found in Murwillumbah in late November 2023.
The Government is asking travellers, arriving in NSW from Europe or Asia, to check their luggage for brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys.
The taskforce will include twelve representatives from growers and industry associations and will consider options to support the continual growth of the NSW industrial hemp industry, supporting jobs in rural and regional NSW.
DPI continued to take a hardline approach to the threat of fire ants by undertaking, including checks on heavy vehicles at the border between New South Wales and Queensland to ensure biosecurity requirements are being met.
New changes to prohibit fishing of Blue Groper by any method. These changes will initially be implemented for a 12-month trial period during which time we will consult with stakeholders and the broader community on longer term changes to Blue Groper fishing rules.
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