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October/November

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.


 

August/September

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.

 

June/July

The environmental regulatory framework for finfish farming in Tasmania is being updated. The Draft Finfish Farming Environmental Regulation Bill 2017 is available for public comment until 28 July.

A new long-term strategy for maintaining Tasmania's freedom from fruit fly is now available.

The Tasmanian Cat Management Plan represents the first comprehensive and collaborative approach to managing cats in Tasmania.

Register now for the Southern Tasmania Planned Burning Field Day. Biosecurity Tasmania personnel will be present to share their experiences and expertise in dealing with the health and welfare of animals during and after a bushfire event. More information is available from State Fire Management Council.

Dairy Stock Underpass Pilot Program. Register your interest in this program now.

Nominate now for membership of the new statutory Aboriginal Heritage Council​. Nominations close 30 June 2017.


 

May

$65 000 has been made available to Fruit Growers Tasmania to implement a Farm Hygiene Program for berry growers.

DPIPWE is at Agfest 4th, 5th and 6th of MayThe DPIPWE display tent is on Sixth Avenue at site 601/603.The theme of this year's display is Grow Make Protect.

Consultation is underway on the paper Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050 to help guide future Government investment, industry partnerships and set a contemporary framework for achieving the productivity improvements required to grow the value of agriculture tenfold to $10 billion by 2050.


April

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment is at Agfest 2017 - in partnership with the Tasmania Institute of Agriculture - showcasing products, programs and online tools that help the agriculture sector in decision making for prosperity and profit.

2018 marks the bicentennial for the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. To commemorate this significant milestone, the Gardens are creating a book​ that celebrates its significant events, people and history.

The Tasmanian Government has released a draft Biosecurity Bill 2017 for public consultation for a six week period from 21 April until 2 June 2017.

Register your interest in the development of the white paper, Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050.

The Review of Tasmanian Abalone Dive Rates is now available.


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