No Change To Dates Of 2017/18 Crayfish Season

No Change To Dates Of 2017/18 Crayfish Season

22 September 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Crayfish Season To Be Unchanged Victor P Taffa Crayfish for Christmas is a way of life for many Tasmanians. Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said the season will open on November 18 for recreational fishers and November 27 for the commercial sector the […]

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Humpty Doo Barramundi Achieves Global Recognition

Humpty Doo Barramundi Achieves Global Recognition

18 September 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Global Recognition For Humpty Doo Barramundi Victor P Taffa Chief Minister Michael Gunner has congratulated Humpty Doo Barramundi on achieving globally-recognised certification. This reaffirms to the world that the Territory’s seafood is not only top quality but of the highest environmental standard. Humpty Doo Barramundi has become the first […]

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Inaugural Pako Farmers’ Market To Be Held On Saturday 14 October 2017

Inaugural Pako Farmers’ Market To Be Held On Saturday 14 October 2017

15 September 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford Geelong’s Farmers’ Market Puts Paddock On A Plate Victor P Taffa Geelong is set to celebrate its new and accredited Pako Farmers’ Market next month at Ashby Primary School in Geelong West, bringing fresh, seasonal produce direct from farmers to the plates of locals. “Buying local […]

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Survey Finds Majority Of Water Entitlements In 2016 Were 87 % Australian Owned

Survey Finds Majority Of Water Entitlements In 2016 Were 87 % Australian Owned

14 September 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics 99% Of Farm Businesses In Australia Are Australian Owned Victor P Taffa More than 99 % of Australian farm businesses are fully Australian owned and 88 % of farmland is fully Australian owned, according to figures released today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Agricultural Land and Water Ownership Survey. […]

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Contract Awarded To Upgrade Berrimah Export Yards

Contract Awarded To Upgrade Berrimah Export Yards

03 September 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Supporting Local Jobs And Our Vital Livestock Industry Victor P Taffa Work has begun on a fast-tracked election commitment to upgrade the Berrimah Export Yards, with a civil works contract awarded to a Northern Territory company. Territory Government last year fast-tracked its commitment of a […]

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2017 Trout Fishing Season Returns To Eildon And Ballarat

2017 Trout Fishing Season Returns To Eildon And Ballarat

27 August 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Trout Festivals Back On At Eildon And Ballarat Victor P Taffa Opening of the 2017 trout fishing season will be celebrated with free family friendly events at Eildon and Ballarat on Saturday, 2 September. “We said we’d expand Trout Festivals and that’s exactly what we’re doing.” Minister for Agriculture […]

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Waterfowl Hunting Season Runs From 27 October-23 December 2017

Waterfowl Hunting Season Runs From 27 October-23 December 2017

25 August 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss Waterfowl Hunting Season To Open 27 October Victor P Taffa Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Lauren Moss, today announced the 2017 Waterfowl Hunting season dates and conditions to protect seriously depleted magpie goose numbers. “Northern Territory’s magpie goose population is the lowest on record […]

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Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wine Ready To Be Poured

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wine Ready To Be Poured

24 August 2017

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter Adelaide Botanic Gardens Pours A Glass Of Its Own 2 Limited Edition Wines Victor P Taffa 2 limited edition wines made from grapes harvested from the vineyard straddling Adelaide Botanic Garden and the National Wine Centre are ready to be poured. Adelaide Botanic Garden 2017 […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Appoints Fisheries Working Group Members

Palaszczuk Govt Appoints Fisheries Working Group Members

23 August 2017

Queensland Minister for Fisheries Bill Byrne Fisheries Working Group Members Appointed Victor P Taffa Commercial and recreational fishers are well represented on the first 3 fisheries working groups appointed under the Palaszczuk Government’s landmark Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. “Appointment of the panels is fundamental to the changes we are making to establish a world class fisheries […]

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EPA Approves Tassal’s Okehampton Bay Aquaculture Site

EPA Approves Tassal’s Okehampton Bay Aquaculture Site

23 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff EPA Approval Good For Regional Jobs And The Salmon Industry Victor P Taffa Approval of Tassal’s Okehampton Bay aquaculture site by the independent Environment Protect Authority (EPA), including additional environmental monitoring at the site, is positive news for this sustainable industry and boosting jobs in regional […]

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Draft Salmon Industry Growth Plan Available For Comment Until 8 September 2017

Draft Salmon Industry Growth Plan Available For Comment Until 8 September 2017

13 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Sustainable Industry Growth Plan For Salmon Industry Provides Future Blue-Print Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government has developed the draft Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry.   Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said the entire Tasmanian community can have confidence of an […]

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Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan To Be Released Outlining Grow Zones

Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan To Be Released Outlining Grow Zones

05 August 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Far North-West Tasmania To Be Salmon ‘Grow Zone’ Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s far North West and King Island has been identified as a salmon industry ‘Grow Zone’ under our Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan, to be released soon, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff […]

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Watermans Bay Fish Health Facility To Be Established

Watermans Bay Fish Health Facility To Be Established

30 July 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly New State-Of-The-Art Fish Health Labs To Support Aquaculture Growth Victor P Taffa $1 Million election commitment to establish a fish health facility at Watermans Bay delivered Quarantine-approved facility will help WA’s emerging aquaculture industry A welcomed boost in aquaculture represents more job opportunities […]

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Facility Upgrade For Euroa Saleyards

Facility Upgrade For Euroa Saleyards

28 July 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Euroa Saleyards Upgraded And Better Than Ever Victor P Taffa Euroa has an upgraded and modernised saleyard thanks to support from the Andrews Government. “Upgrading the Euroa Saleyards ensures more than 38,000 cattle can pass through the saleyards, while also improving critical infrastructure.” Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said. […]

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Andrews Govt Sets New Fish Stocking Record Over Last 12 Months

Andrews Govt Sets New Fish Stocking Record Over Last 12 Months

14 July 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Record 4 Million Fish Stocked Across Victoria Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has set a new fish stocking record over the last 12 months, releasing almost 4 Million fish to improve angling opportunities. Record fish stocked comprised 845,000 trout and salmon, and more than 3 Million native fish including […]

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Draft Salmon Farming Bill 2017 Released For Public Comment

Draft Salmon Farming Bill 2017 Released For Public Comment

09 July 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Salmon Farming Regulations Further Strengthened In Draft Bill Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is taking another important step to ensure Tasmania’s salmon industry remains world class and continues to be appropriately regulated with the release for public comment of new draft legislation. “We know how important […]

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Inland Fisheries Service Working Towards A Large 2017-18 Trout Season

Inland Fisheries Service Working Towards A Large 2017-18 Trout Season

09 July 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Trout Re-Stocking Program Benefits All Anglers Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government passionately supports Tasmania’s world class inland fisheries which attract about 25,000 recreational anglers each year and generate $90 Million for the economy.   Quality of our inland waters has been recognised with the State recently […]

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Australia’s Total Value Of Agricultural Production For 2015-16 Worth $56 Billion

Australia’s Total Value Of Agricultural Production For 2015-16 Worth $56 Billion

07 July 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Value Of Agricultural Production Continues To Rise Victor P Taffa Total value of Australia’s agricultural production continues to rise, breaking another record during the 2015-16 year and peaking at $56 Billion, according to Agricultural Census data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Director of Environment and Agriculture […]

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Farmers Modify Practices Adjusting To Water Availability And Climatic Conditions

Farmers Modify Practices Adjusting To Water Availability And Climatic Conditions

07 July 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Regional Conditions Influence Agricultural Water Use Victor P Taffa Differences in regional climatic conditions appear to be influencing the use of water on Australian farms, according to Agricultural Census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.  ABS Director of Environment and Agriculture Statistics, Lauren Binns said farmers were […]

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Hodgman Govt Releases Long-Term Strategy To Fight Queensland Fruit Fly

Hodgman Govt Releases Long-Term Strategy To Fight Queensland Fruit Fly

30 June 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Keeping Tasmania Free From Fruit Fly Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government has today released a long-term fruit fly free strategy to protect Tasmania’s brand and export markets, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said. “This will reinforce access to premium export markets for Tasmanian […]

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