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The NSW Government has today announced a $50 million package to offer farmers, households and small businesses assistance to battle the mice plague currently impacting parts of rural and regional NSW.

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today announced a new series of mice management workshops for farmers contending with mice plague activity across parts of the State.

Pop-up tag and map of last know location

Help wanted to locate shark tag

- Sharks

Wollongong and Shellharbour residents – we need your help! Someone has picked up a state of the art shark tag that has washed up on a beach and is currently enjoying a tour of Wollongong.

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall today pulled on the waders to help return 130, metre-long Murray Cod to their native waterways near Tamworth.

More than 70 years after the species were last recorded in the catchment, 7,500 juvenile Macquarie Perch have been released back into the Macquarie River catchment at Winburndale Dam, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

two Estuary perch caught and held by person's hands

Anglers are reminded that the annual fishing closure for Australian Bass and Estuary Perch from all rivers and estuaries in NSW will commence on 1 May for the next four months.

Fall armyworm larvae

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and North Coast Local Land Services (LLS) have urged producers to monitor crops for fall armyworm damage this autumn to help develop a better understanding of the behaviour of the voracious pest in local farming systems.

tractor sowing

The popular NSW Department of Primary Industries Winter crop variety sowing guide is now available to assist grain growers and agronomists make better cropping decisions to increase production and profitability.

Yellow crazy ants

A surviving population of yellow crazy ant is under surveillance and being treated in Lismore following the positive identification of the invasive pest by NSW Department of Primary Industries.