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Recreational fishing opportunities boosted

The first of five trial fish  attraction device (FADs) has been dropped into the ocean just off Dundee Beach  to help enhance and expand recreational fishing opportunities in the Territory.

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Citrus canker response moves into next phase

The citrus canker emergency response is set to move into its next phase, with removal of citrus plants due to commence in restricted areas over the coming weeks. Small scale removals will begin with priority residences within the Greater Darwin and Katherine regions.

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Nominations open for Rural Women’s Award

Territory women can nominate now for the 2019 AgrifuturesTM Rural Women’s Award.

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Review of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act

Public comments are currently being taken on proposed amendments to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act.

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Kriol and Yolngu Matha audio available for citrus canker

Audio fact sheets on citrus canker, a contagious bacterial disease which affects all citrus plants, are now available in Kriol and Yolngu Matha.

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Make your catch count

Northern Territory residents are being invited to participate in the Territory wide 2018-19 recreational fishing survey.

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Livestock research shared at Victoria River Research Station

About 70 producers, advisors, consultants and government staff travelled to Victoria River Research Station on 15 and 16 August for a highly successful field day and BeefUp Forum.

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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.