2020

Keeping tropical oyster farming on track

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Keeping tropical oyster farming on track

Over the past two months, Fisheries Division staff from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, have travelled to Groote Eylandt and South Goulburn Island to assist with the construction of oyster trial longlines and data collection for the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) tropical oyster trials.

Rambutan field walk

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Rambutan field walk

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade in partnership with the Northern Territory Farmers Association (NTFA) recently conducted a field walk through the rambutan research block at the Coastal Plains research farm in Darwin.

Vanuatu seasonal workers complete quarantine

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Vanuatu seasonal workers complete quarantine

Last week Thursday marked the completion of the 14 day quarantine period at the Howard Springs facility for the 162 Vanuatu seasonal workers.

Maintaining the barramundi population in Palmerston lakes

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Maintaining the barramundi population in Palmerston lakes

In partnership with the Palmerston City Council, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (DITT) today released 100 barramundi into Palmerston lakes.

Revealing Australia's hidden wealth

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Revealing Australia's hidden wealth

Yesterday the MinEx Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) launched the National Drilling Initiative (NDI), a world-first scientific drilling program which will sample rocks from vast undercover and unexplored regions of Australia.

Teching up cows

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Teching up cows

Studies aiming to improve the productivity of Northern Territory (NT) beef production systems by using remote technology systems, is being led by the Agriculture Division’s Livestock Industries Branch, senior research team Dionne Walsh, Tim Schatz and Kieren McCosker.

Suspect seeds set for analysis and destruction in the Territory

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Suspect seeds set for analysis and destruction in the Territory

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is urging Territorians to be biosecurity aware after local horticulturists received unsolicited seed packets through the mail in September.

Protect our pigs from African swine fever

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Protect our pigs from African swine fever

Two Ukrainian nationals attempting to bring in nearly five kilos of pork and pork products have had their visas cancelled in September 2020. The importing of pork and pork products increases the risk that African swine fever will enter Australia.

Building capacity in Arnhem Land

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Building capacity in Arnhem Land

Late last month, staff from our Fisheries Division travelled to Nhulunbuy to deliver accredited aquatic biosecurity training to rangers from the Dhimurru and Yirralka Rangers groups.

Local fruit picker campaign launches

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Local fruit picker campaign launches

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources and Northern Territory Farmers Association have partnered to launch a local worker attraction campaign encouraging Territorians to be local heroes by signing up for fruit picking jobs to help farmers get their produce to market.