Media Releases

Combating horror summer of fish kills [PDF]

- Fishing; Ministerial

The NSW Government will take bold and unprecedented action to combat the looming threat of more fish kills this summer, with the creation of a modern day ‘Noah’s Ark’ to save the State’s native fish species from ecological disaster.

Nominations have this week opened for the prestigious Graham Gregory Award, which acknowledges an individual’s outstanding contribution to the NSW wine industry.

All NSW waters will be closed to fishing for Murray crayfish from this Sunday, 1 September, as the annual Southern NSW season comes to a close.

Ever wanted to become a Fisheries Officer, or know someone that does? This is a unique opportunity to join a team protecting the fisheries resources and aquatic habitat of NSW.

Game over for deer in NSW [PDF]

- Agriculture; Hunting; Ministerial

Farmers and private landholders will be able to better and more easily control the State’s exploding feral deer population, following a regulation change announced today by Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall.

Local graziers have been advised by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to be on the lookout for pasture dieback.

Gordon Brownhill with Fiona Simson and Ed Simson

Today at AgQuip, the 2019 Brownhill Cup was awarded well-known, Liverpool Plains farming family, the Simsons, Plantation Trading.

children viewing the Fish on Show display

Sharks, an award winning interactive fishing display and kids fishing clinics are on show at the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Wollongbar Institute 125 year anniversary Open Day this Saturday, 24 August.

Newcastle anglers relish first artificial reef [PDF]

- Fishing; Ministerial

Newcastle’s first artificial reef is now open for business, with two massive reef pinnacle towers, weighing 90 tonnes and standing 12 metres tall, installed off Blacksmith’s Beach.

Life-changing program for young farmers and fishers

- Agriculture; Fishing

Young farmers and fishers across NSW have been invited to apply for a “life-changing” business coaching program run by the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Young Farmer Business Program YFBP.