2018

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Large-scale geophysical survey underway in the Tanami

A major new airborne geophysical survey is underway in the Tanami Desert – one of the first major products to be released under the Territory Government’s new $26 million Resourcing the Territory initiative.

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Developing a tropical rock oyster industry on South Goulburn Island

Ninety thousand Blacklip Rock Oyster spat (juvenile oysters) have been transported from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources’ Darwin Aquaculture Centre (DAC) to the Warruwi community on South Goulburn Island.

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Industry researchers converge on the Barkly Tablelands

Water points and grazing systems were key points of discussion for 27 research scientists and industry stakeholders visiting Alexandria Station for the Barkly Landcare and Conservation Association Field Day on Wednesday 25 July.

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Monitoring for natural methane begins

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is monitoring landscape methane concentrations in the Beetaloo Sub-basin in line with recommendation 9.3 in the independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory.

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Latest tracing uncovers more infected citrus canker premises

Tracing activities have successfully detected citrus canker on two potted Tahitian lime plants on residential properties in Woolner and Moulden.

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New mud crab regulations in place

Changes to strengthen regulations on mud crabs for both recreational and commercial crabbers have been gazetted.

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New regulations in place for jewfish

A number of changes have today been made to the recreational fishing rules to protect vulnerable reef fish stocks, particularly Black Jewfish.

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New citrus canker restricted area in Howard Springs

A new detection of the citrus canker bacteria has been found on two potted plants at a property in Howard Springs.

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Prepare your pets for Territory Day

Pet owners are reminded to consider the safety and comfort of their pets ahead of Territory Day celebrations this weekend.

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Record round 11 uptake for exploration grants

Round 11 of the Geophysics and Drilling Collaboration grant program has seen a record number of grant applicants, and 15 projects from 12 companies approved for grant funding.