Media Releases

Three lures

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is encouraging all NSW fishers and interstate visitors to fish responsibly over the Easter long weekend.

James Cleaver (left) and Samuel Johnson (right) 2019 RAS Rural Achievers

Meet James Cleaver, RAS Rural Achiever

- Agriculture

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Deputy Director General Agriculture, Kate Lorimer-Ward, has congratulated James Cleaver who was this week awarded the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) Rural Achiever award at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

A good Friday to eat NSW seafood

- Fishing

As NSW commercial fishers, fish and oyster farmers and fishmongers gear up for one of the busiest weekends of the year, NSW DPI Acting Deputy Director General - Fisheries, David McPherson has encouraged NSW consumers to put local seafood on their menus this Easter.

Dr Jordan Bailey holding artwork from NSW DPI's Biosecurity Collections

Pop-up show highlights science and art

- Biosecurity

A unique display of technical rigour and creative talent, which goes on show at the Orange Regional Museum (ORM) from this Wednesday April 17 until June 30, will reveal a treasure trove of scientific illustrations.

Recreational fishing will be in the spotlight at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with this year’s NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) stand dedicated to showcasing the fun and exciting world of DPI Fisheries.

Northern District takes the prize [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The weather may be cooling down but that won’t stop thousands of people from hitting the beach these school holidays.

Fisheries Officers stand behind confiscated equipment and retrieved fish.

Months of intelligence gathering and high-level collaboration between NSW, Victoria and South Australia has resulted in the apprehension of a 36-year-old Pomona man for allegedly taking and illegally selling 12 tonnes of Golden Perch worth around $200,000.

Drought retains tight grip despite rain [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

Black knapweed investigation at Tenterfield [PDF]

- Biosecurity; Ministerial