Fisheries strategies, projects and research
- Aboriginal aquaculture
Darwin Aquaculture Centre is working with Indigenous people to trial sea cucumbers, giant clams and tropical rock oysters.
- Aboriginal fishing
Customary fisheries management, Aboriginal coastal licences, Indigenous Community Marine Ranger Program.
- Aquaculture research and development
Aquaculture research and development, licensing, sea cucumbers, sponges, reef fish, prawns, crayfish, mud crabs, cherabin, microalgae.
- Aquatic pest eradications
Programs for the eradication of black striped mussels, platies, jewel cichlids and mosquito fish.
- Artificial reef and fish aggregating devices
The Northern Territory Government is investing $50 million over five years to improve recreational fishing opportunities.
- Electrofishing survey
Survey of fish populations in freshwater including Durack Lakes in Palmerston.
- Fisheries Division Strategic Plan 2019-2022
The strategic plan details our vision for the stewardship and development of the aquatic resources of the NT over the next four years.
- Fisheries research
NT and national fish stock stock reports and status reports.
- Fisheries resource sharing framework
Sharing NT fisheries resources, purpose of the framework, development and future management decisions.
- Harvest strategy policy and guidelines
Harvest strategies represent a best-practice approach to operational fisheries management and have been widely adopted nationally and internationally.
- Management arrangements for the Northern Territory offshore net and line fishery
A comprehensive new Management Framework and Associated Harvest Strategy for the Offshore Net and Line Fishery is now in effect.
- Recreational fishing development plan
Key strategic issues facing recreational fishing, strategies and actions to ensure quality of fisheries and recreational fishing.
- Recreational fishing surveys
Northern Territory residents are being invited to participate in the Territory wide 2018-19 recreational fishing survey to help improve the quality of recreational fishing.