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May

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.

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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.

February/March

​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

​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 S​urvey - 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


 


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