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Border operation nabs illegal fisher, illegal net and seafood

A fisheries operation in offshore waters near the NSW/Queensland border has resulted in the seizure of more than one hundred kilograms of king prawns and Balmain bugs allegedly illegally taken by an unlicensed prawn trawl vessel, Fisheries NSW Acting Director …


DPI scientists to monitor fish flow benefits

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) researchers will monitor the expected benefits for the Murray cod population following the most significant environmental flow targeting fish in the history of the Murray Darling Basin.
“Up to 250,000 megalitres of environmental water …


No Hiding For Illegal Fisherman!


‘Way out west’ no hiding place from fisheries officers

Illegal fishers along the Darling River thinking that their isolation would protect them from detection by fisheries officers received a reality check over the NSW October long weekend …


Artificial Reef Program in NT

The Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF) will scuttle two large vessels this week to further enhance recreational angling opportunities for local and visiting anglers.

The 29 metre ex-pearl shell carrier the Merindah Pearl and the 24 …


Call For Submissions On Mulloway Recovery Plan

Public submissions are invited on proposed management options to promote the recovery of mulloway in NSW.

Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Acting Commercial Fisheries Director, Doug Ferrell, said mulloway have been assessed as an overfished species and a recovery program …


Fish Licence Funds Put To Good Use

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is predicting significantly increased fish numbers and fish growth in inland waterways over coming seasons thanks to the perfect storm of extensive fish stocking, coupled with widespread good rains during the past two years. …