2018

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New citrus canker Restricted Area in Marrakai

Essential tracing activities as part of the citrus canker emergency response have again proved invaluable in identifying another infected plant site in the Marrakai area.

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Mango Research and Development Forum attracts top researchers

Collaboration was the theme at the recent Department of Primary Industry and Resources Mango Research and Development Forum, held in Darwin and Katherine in early May.

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Remote communications trialled

The results of a Wi-Fi trial at Douglas Daly Research Farm, 220km south-west of Darwin, could be a game-changer for people on large outback stations across the Territory.

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New fishing facility in Maningrida

A purpose built fish processing room funded by the Northern Territory Government has now opened for Maningrida Aboriginal Coastal Licence holders.

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Apply now for animal welfare grants

There is one week remaining for Northern Territory (NT) organisations to apply for the 2018-19 Animal Welfare Fund grant program.

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Keep an eye out for Asian honey bees

Territorians are encouraged to report sightings of unusual bees to the Department of Primary Industry and Resources following the recent detection of a swarm of Asian honey bees in Karama, a northern suburb of Darwin.

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New citrus canker restrictions in place

The Northern Territory Government has gazetted restrictions to control the spread of citrus canker.  The restrictions apply to the movement of a list of potential citrus canker host plants and any parts of those plants.

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Fisheries inspectors appointed

Six Aboriginal rangers have been appointed as fisheries inspectors (class 1) to support the Department of Primary Industry and Resources with the monitoring and sustainable management and protection of the Northern Territory’s aquatic resources.

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Animal Protection Bill introduced to Parliament

A new Bill has been introduced into the Legislative Assembly to ensure greater protection under the law for Territory animals.

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Exploration Grants now open to support the mining sector

Applications for the Geophysics and Collaborations program, under the $26 million Resourcing the Territory initiative, are open.