Media Releases

Fish populations in the Lower Darling area are being sampled to determine the status of fish populations following major fish kills in December 2018 and January 2019.

New guide to protect macadamia production

- Agriculture

The 5th edition of the ‘Macadamia Plant Protection Guide’, published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), will provide growers with the latest information on all aspects of protecting orchards from pests and diseases.

Clan water is flowing throw a paddock

The Clean Coastal Catchments (CCC) project is seeking interest from macadamia growers located within the NSW North Coast who are keen to improve land management practices that reduce the impact of agricultural production on the marine estate.

An undated black and white photo of a residence building

Wollongbar celebrates 125 years of growing the region

- Research & Development

This year the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute celebrates 125 years as a leading centre for primary industries research.

Hendra case confirmed in Upper Hunter Valley

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

Hendra virus has been confirmed in an unvaccinated mare on a property near Scone in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW.

The NSW Government is continuing to support regional communities, businesses and workers experiencing the flow-on effects of the drought through a new regional economic stimulus package.

New lamb definition to boost grower returns [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

NSW lamb producers are set to enjoy a $10 million dollar boost to annual returns with changes to the definition of lamb.

Fresh bream for sale on social media

Illegal fishers and buyers beware

- Fishing

A man suspected of illegally selling fish taken without a commercial authority on the far south coast has been apprehended by fisheries officers following a surveillance operation by the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (NSWDPI) Statewide Operations & Investigations Group.

Wagyu beef producers have the opportunity to help fine tune the new Wagyu Feed Calculator app developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Young farmers and fishers will have more help to build resilience into their businesses, with the launch of a new business coaching pilot, and grants for leadership and development to be rolled out across the state.