Media Releases

Trevor Daly releasing Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon into Tenterfield Creek.

Threatened native fish species including Olive Perchlet, Oxleyan Pygmy Perch and Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon have received a critical boost to their populations following conservation stocking efforts across NSW.

New measures announced to fight tomorrow’s drought today

- Agriculture; Drought; Ministerial

The battle against the next drought begins today with the NSW Government announcing a combined $64 million in the 2021-22 NSW Budget over four years for the ‘Future Ready Regions’ strategy that will help farmers and regional communities grow, thrive and plan for the future.

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall (middle) pictured with Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP and Fisheries Officers at Terrigal boat ramp.

Fisheries need you

- Fishing

The NSW Government will recruit first year fisheries officers to ensure the continued protection and management of our aquatic habitats, fisheries resources and ecosystems now and into the future.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Young Farmer Business Program (YFBP) has developed a suite of digital resources, including a new podcast series available to assist young primary producers with future business opportunities.

 NSW DPI berry development officer Melinda Simpson with the new Berry Plant Protection Guide

New guide to protect berry production

- Agriculture

The latest edition of the Berry Plant Protection guide 2021-2022 is available to assist growers with quality crop production and provide technical information on all aspects of protecting plants from major pests, weeds and diseases.

two brown trouts in freshwater

Winter trout closure begins June 15

- Fishing

Anglers looking to catch a trout are reminded that the June long weekend is their last opportunity to fish in streams and rivers across NSW, as the fishing season closes in these waters over winter.

an aeriel view of the NSW DPI's Central Coast Primary Industries Centre

NSW Department of Primary Industries is a proud partner of the Central Coast Harvest Festival 2021, with visitors given the opportunity to visit the Somersby Field Station on 12 and 13 June.

Parthenium detection dog, Conner with handler, Peter Fox near Bowraville NSW

For the first time, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has enlisted a detector dog to uncover parthenium weed in Palmvale, near Murwillumbah, where the weed is suspected to be present but difficult for biosecurity staff to find.

Murray Crayfish

South western NSW fishers are excitedly gearing up for the traditional June 1 opening of the Murray Crayfish season.