Consultation is now open for the community to have their say on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry and the associated Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).
Territory major projects are being showcased to the world at the second Northern Australia Investment Forum (NAIF), which got underway in Cairns on Sunday 19 November.
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.
Newly updated land use maps covering the Northern Territory’s (NT) 1.35 million square kilometres are now available.
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.
Another 14 Aboriginal Marine Rangers from across the Territory have completed their Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance.
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.
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.
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.
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.