The department brings together key functions that drive economic development on NT lands, coastal areas and inland waterways, and its operations cover the whole of the Territory. Industry sectors are mines, energy, fisheries, livestock, horticulture and agriculture. Find out more
Find out about biosecurity, quarantine, plant and animal health, livestock, land, pastoral farming, crops and horticulture.
Find out about fishing in the Northern Territory, aquaculture, fish species, legislation, fishing on Aboriginal land.
Boards and committees
Aboriginal fisheries consultative committees, animal welfare advisory committee, veterinary board of the NT.
What we are doing
Researchers from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources Northern Territory (NT) Fisheries Division and rangers from the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) spent last week collecting mature Blacklip Rock Oysters from the waters off Groote Eylandt.
The 2020 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) program is now available.
Calf loss has huge financial impacts on producers across northern Australia, reducing productivity and profitability of most breeding herds. To understand the causes of calf loss in northern Australia, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, Principal Livestock Research Officer, Tim Schatz and a collaborative team are working on the Calf Watch project.
Researchers from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) and Charles Darwin University found that barramundi return to their home waterways after the wet season, sometimes travelling more than 80 km.
The former Rum Jungle Mine Rehabilitation Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been made available for public comment for a period of six weeks from 25 January to 6 March 2020.
Primary producers, investors and researchers are being invited to register for the Climate and Carbon in Agriculture Conference 2020 taking place at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 31 March and 1 April 2020.
The Livestock Biosecurity Branch recently hosted three post mortem workshops at the Charles Darwin University campus in Katherine to improve industry capacity to prepare and respond to emergency animal diseases.