Media Releases

Protect your dog from Ehrlichia canis

- Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries is advising dog owners to be alert, not alarmed, after the detection of ticks carrying the disease Ehrlichiosis in South Australia.

A review of drought support for primary producers will recommence with a survey to gather farmer feedback on the most effective measures that helped them manage their businesses in the face of the recent drought.

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Succession uncovered in new young farmers podcast

- Agriculture; Fishing

Farmers from New South Wales shine a light on one of the biggest challenges for farming families in a new podcast series exploring succession planning, available on 4 February 2021.

Report cane toad sighting to stop the spread

- Biosecurity; Ministerial

A small number of cane toads, believed to have been brought into the State from Queensland, have been detected at various locations in NSW, prompting a call today from the NSW Government for residents to keep an eye out for the unwanted pest.

NSW Department of Primary Industries Director Fisheries Research Natalie Moltschaniwskyj has presented Australian National University PhD researcher Mae Noble with the 2020 John Holliday award.

Help available to Northern farmers plagued by locusts

- Biosecurity; Ministerial

The NSW Government has responded quickly to reports of Australian Plague Locusts in the State’s north by providing free support and pesticides to landholders, and by establishing a central State Co-ordination Centre, Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Fishers sprung in sanctuary zone

- Fishing

NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Officers handed down 26 penalty notices, totalling $11,200, and issued 22 warnings to fishers in the Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park sanctuary zone over just two days recently.

DPI Fisheries Officers have seized 1649 cockles in the Lake Illawarra region earlier this week as part of Operation Stingray 2, an ongoing state-wide operation targeting the collection of intertidal invertebrates, including at Lake Illawarra.

Murray Crayfish

Two hundred Murray crayfish re-homed in western waterways

- Fishing; Ministerial

Population numbers of the threatened Murray Crayfish have been bolstered after 200 of the species were successfully relocated to ensure their survival, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall announced today.