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Funding snapped up for research into skin lesion causing virus

Darwin crocodile farm Porosus Pty Ltd, Northern Territory (NT) crocodile industry companies, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR), and several other interstate government and university collaborators have received $1.16 million to continue research into viruses which cause skin lesions in crocodiles.

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New Land Use Maps for the Northern Territory

Newly updated land use maps covering the Northern Territory’s (NT) 1.35 million square kilometres are now available.

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Department wins two Chief Minister’s Awards

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources’ efforts to grow the Territory’s food industries and maintain strong biosecurity practices have been recognised with two wins at this year’s Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence in the Public Sector.

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Fisheries compliance training for Aboriginal rangers

Another 14 Aboriginal Marine Rangers from across the Territory have completed their Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance.

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Watarrka National Park

Watarrka National Park is now protected from any mining or energy exploration activity following the gazettal of a Reserve Block under the Geothermal Energy Act.

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Big Rivers agribusiness potential identified

The potential for new and expanded crops and agricultural development in the Katherine and Big Rivers regions is the focus of the new document, Agribusiness Potential of the Big Rivers Region.

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Prepare your pets for the Wet season

Cyclone season officially starts in November, and now is the time for Territorians to begin to plan and prepare for a cyclone and other potential emergencies.

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Fish kills

Fish kills can occur at any time of the year but are more common during the build-up and early in the Wet season, often following the first flush of water from large storms.

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Barkly Regional Resources and Economic Development Conference 2017

Representatives from the mining, petroleum, pastoral, transport and infrastructure industries met in Tennant Creek to discuss opportunities and developments in the Barkly Region, and the important role industry plays in developing regional economies in the Northern Territory (NT).

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Local jobs created at legacy sites

The Territory Government is continuing to address safety and environmental issues around legacy mines in Tennant Creek, creating jobs and business opportunities in the region.