More than 120 professional entomologists from across Australia swarmed into Alice Springs from 23-26 September for the Australian Entomological Society 49th AGM and Scientific Conference.
Fisheries interviewers have commenced surveying at boat ramps across the Northern Territory as part of the 2018-2019 Territory-wide recreational fishing survey.
A draft International Standard on Crocodilian Farming has been developed for the International Crocodilian Farmers Association (ICFA) with input from members and industry experts, including Dr Kevin De Witte, Chief Veterinary Officer with the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, who travelled to New Orleans, Louisiana, to contribute welfare and standards development expertise.
Season four of the Territory’s iconic Million Dollar Fish competition has now kicked off.
Young Territorians wanting to study earth science, mining or petroleum engineering, or metallurgy at university next year are encouraged to apply for a three-year scholarship offered by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources.
Another citrus canker detection has been made in the Northern Territory, following successful tracing activities by the citrus canker emergency response team.
Persons looking to fossick on reserved land will now be issued Northern Territory Government consents for up to two weeks at a time, as part of a trial to improve safety and foster stronger understanding between fossickers and pastoralists.
Another four trial Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) have been deployed in Darwin waters to help boost recreational fishing.
Frank Miller has received the 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholarship for the Northern Territory.
Earlier this year, the National Biosecurity Management Group, which includes all State and Territory governments, agreed to a whole-of-life response plan and committed $4.68 million to continue eradicating the exotic pest.