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Spawning trout

Recreational fishers are reminded that the annual fishing closure in trout streams and rivers across NSW is in place from Tuesday 11 June 2024.

Timber bushfire

$13 million boost to protect softwood timber forests and supplies during bushfire season

- Forestry; Research & Development; Ministerial

The NSW Government has announced a $13 million forestry funding package to provide much needed protection of critical timber supplies in the Murray region in the lead up to the next bushfire season.

Control zone for White Spot extended to Richmond River

- Biosecurity; Fishing

White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) has been detected by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in wild-caught school prawns (Metapenaeus macleay) from the Richmond River offshore area.

NSW Government to modernise rice sector exporting

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government announced today it will introduce a Bill to State Parliament to end statutory rice export marketing (‘vesting’) arrangements by 1 July 2025, heralding a new era of greater opportunity and innovation for the rice industry.

Fishing clubs and organisations are being encouraged to host their own ‘Gone Fishing Day’ events as part of the State-wide celebrations on Sunday, October 13, Bryan Van Der Walt, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Program Leader Recreational Fisheries, said today.

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