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March 2017

A national release of a new strain of rabbit calicivirus virus (RHDV1 K5) is due for Tasmanian release in March 2017​.

February 2017

​Details in relation to the Tasmanian Government's changes to the regulatory framework around the farming of salmon in Tasmania are now available

Okehampton Bay - the report of the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel on the adequacy of the environmental management framework for salmon farming at Okehampton Bay is now available.

A national release of a new strain of rabbit calicivirus virus (RHDV1 K5) is due for Tasmanian release in March 2017​.

Further details of the new flood recovery Agricultural Landscape Rehabilitation Scheme are now available.

The Draft Shellfish Fishery Management Plan is available for public comment until 24 February 2017.

Amendments to the Aboriginal Relics Act - the Tasmanian Government has developed a draft Aboriginal Relics Amendment Bill 2016. Questions and comments on the draft Bill are invited before 24 February 2017.


December 2016/January 2017

Registrations for the DPIPWE Cadetship Program are invited from students studying, or about to enrol in, an undergraduate degree in management.

The Draft Shellfish Fishery Management Plan is available for public comment until 24 February 2017.

2017 Plant Biosecurity Manual - to help importers, exporters and the broader public understand current requirements for the import and export of plants, plant products, and other prescribed matter authorised by the Plant Quarantine Act 1997 (Tasmania).

New management plan for Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Flood recovery support for landowners - Agricultural Landscape Rehabilitation Scheme announced, plus extension of boundaries to the Primary Producer Clean-up Grants.

Amendments to the Aboriginal Relics Act - the Tasmanian Government has developed a draft Aboriginal Relics Amendment Bill 2016. Questions and comments on the draft Bill are invited before 24 February 2017.

 

November

Future Direction for a New Contemporary Biosecurity Framework - a review of Tasmania's biosecurity laws has resulted in the development of a future direction statement. Comments on the statement are invited by 23 December 2016.

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Annual Report 2016 has been released.​

Four of the seven East Coast Rock Lobster Biotoxin zones will open for recreational fishing as scheduled on 19 November 2016. A Public Health Alert remains current for the consumption of rock lobster gut and organs.


October

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Annual Report 2016 has been released

Free entry to Tasmanian national parks 24 September – 9 October (Tasmanian school holiday period)

Irrigation Survey - The Irrigation Satisfaction Survey seeks feedback from irrigators on their experiences in the 2015-16 irrigation season. Survey open until 7 October.

Sunday 16 October - National Gone Fishing Day


 

September

Irrigation Survey - The Irrigation Satisfaction Survey seeks feedback from irrigators on their experiences in the 2015-16 irrigation season. Survey open until 7 October.

Weed declaration - Intention to declare a number of plants under the Weed Management Act 1999. Submissions open until 13 September.

Free entry to Tasmanian national parks 24 September – 9 October (Tasmanian school holiday period)


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