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May/June

The Department is investigating the detection of the introduced soft-shell clam at Orford in south-east Tasmania. 

Public comments are invited by 28 July on proposed changes to the Strata Titles Act.

Public comments are invited by 29 June on Draft Statutory Weed Management Plans.

Public comments are invited by 29 June on proposed Environmental Licences Regulations in relation to finfish farming in Tasmania.


April/May

Public comments are invited by 29 June on Draft Statutory Weed Management Plans.

Public comments are invited by 29 June on proposed Environmental Licences Regulations in relation to finfish farming in Tasmania.

Public comments are invited by 17 June on proposed amendments to the Land Acquisition Act.

See the latest on the response to the Queensland Fruit Fly incursion.

The new Game Services Tasmania business unit has been created and expressions of interests are being sought for membership of the new Tasmanian Game Council.


March/February

​​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.


​December

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.


November

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.


October

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.

 



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