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​​An assistance package for ​businesses impacted by the detection of fruit fly in Tasmania in January 2018 is now available.

Biosecurity Tasmania is currently undertaking surveillance and eradication activities around sites where fruit fly have been reported in Tasmania​.

January 2018

Public comments are invited by 9 February on the draft Marine Farming Development Plan (MFDP) for an area of Storm Bay.


The Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salm​on Industry is now available.

The Integrity Commission has released into the Department's former Fox Free Taskforce and Fox Eradication Program. The full report is available from the Integrity Commission​.

​The 2018 Plant Biosecurity Manual is now available. The Manual describes the current requirements for the import and export of plants, plant products, and other prescribed matter authorised by the Plant Quarantine Act 1997.

The Tasmanian Government has released its response to the Legislative Council's report on wild fallow deer in Tasmania (PDF) in which it details some changes to the Deer Quality Management program in Tasmania.


Public comments are sought by 17 January 2018 on draft amendments to marine farming development plans in Storm Bay​.

​The White Paper on Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050 has been released.


The NEW look Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard 2015-16 is out now. The ScoreCa​rd provides extensive data on the state’s agricultural sector and food production.

Feedback on the Hospitality and Heritage Tourism Discussion Paper​ is being sought between now and the end of the 2017-18 summer tourist season.



Applications are now open for funding under the Stock Underpass Pilot Program.

​New Marine Plant Fishery Management Plan (Marine Plant​ Rules 2017) will come into effect on 1 Setpember 2017.

Public comments on a new draft abalone fishery management plan are invited by 23 October 2017.

Public comments are invited on the Draft Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry by 29 September 2017.


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