Media Releases

A father and son from Fairfield have been ordered to pay more than $16,000 in fines and costs, after recently being found guilty of breaching a number of fishing rules and regulations while fishing in Lake Illawarra.

Matt Notley

Farmer focused precision cropping

- Agriculture

Popular demand has driven the development of a new precision agronomy course for grain growers to be delivered by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Tocal College.

Kurt Lindbeck and Michael Leane discussing lupin anthracnose

Good news for lupin growers

- Biosecurity

Local lupin crops have been given the all clear for lupin anthracnose disease after a joint NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services biosecurity surveillance operation found no sign of the devastating disease in NSW.

Illegal prawn fishers sentenced on south coast

Two men have pleaded guilty to multiple fisheries offences after being found in joint possession of approximately 240 litres of prawns, which were taken from Lake Wollumboola, Culburra Beach NSW.

Seized abalone by NSW DPI

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) seized more than 5,700 illegally harvested abalone in the 2016/2017 Financial Year.

Real value of stockfeed

Real value of stockfeed

- Agriculture

Farmers who made hay from this season’s failed crops are finding variations in feed quality, as tests reveal the value of their fodder, according to NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

A DPI Fisheries officer on the look-out for anglers targeting Murray cod upstream of Copeton Dam

Murray Cod season currently closed

- Fishing

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is reminding anglers that it is illegal to target Murray Cod, in the Gwydir River upstream of Copeton Dam, during the closed season.

Reducing threats to the NSW marine estate

- Fishing

The NSW Marine Estate Management Authority independent Chair, Dr Wendy Craik AM, today called for feedback on the draft Marine Estate Management Strategy, which outlines eight initiatives to address the major threats to the state’s oceans, wetlands, coastline and coastal lakes and lagoons – our ‘marine estate’.

wild dogs

Wild dog target

- Biosecurity

This November, northern NSW residents can have their say in local wild dog management plans and activities by participating in a targeted survey.

Drought assistance helping NSW farmers [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

NSW farmers are better prepared to get on with the job in dry conditions, thanks to the $53 million the NSW Government invested into drought assistance measures last year.