Media Releases

Niall Blair fishing at Eucumbene River

Eye on the prize but know the rules

- Fishing

Two of Australia’s most iconic trout fisheries are set to see an influx of anglers from 1 May, as the annual trout spawning season commences in the state’s Snowy Mountains.

NSW takes tough stance on suspected citrus canker

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

Following strong evidence citrus canker has been detected in Darwin; the NSW Government has taken a tough stance on biosecurity, issuing a Control Order prohibiting the entry of all citrus from the Northern Territory including plants, fruit and leaves.

A large amount of cockles on the ground for the purpose of taking a photo

Cockle collector digs up hefty fine

- Fishing

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) says a recent court ruling to fine a fisher $10,000 for illegally taking shellfish should serve as a harsh reminder to people to adhere to the state’s fishing rules.

Cattle tick fever outbreak – Mid North Coast

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has advised tick fever has been diagnosed on two Mid North Coast properties.

Peter West holds a copy of the guide.

Feral app generates book

- Agriculture; Biosecurity; Fishing

In a modern-day twist, a popular app is now available as a book to help land managers and community groups identify and manage introduced pest animals.

The Brunswick River is set to become a haven for fish migration and a productive breeding area, with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) awarding a major grant to reinstate fish passage.

The NSW Government today announced that it will start again on the development of new draft welfare standards and guidelines (S&G’s) for pet shops and breeders of cats and dogs.

Three guides are laid out on a table for observation

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Fisheries officers are out in force on the water again this holiday period ensuring that fishers are abiding by the rules. They are reminding all fishers to get familiar with the Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park zoning plan before heading out.

Peter Jackson and Dr Gururaj Kadkol standing in a DBA Bindaroi crop

DBA Bindaroi durum wheat shines in 2017

- Agriculture

A durum wheat variety recently released by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, DBA Bindaroi, has delivered superior yields, high quality and very low incidences of disease despite tough seasonal conditions last year.

Educating young people in safe fishing practices and boosting local fish populations is the focus in the Central West this week, with a free fishing workshop to be held in Forbes on Tuesday as part of NSW Youth Week.