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Fisheries Division of the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries works to conserve, sustainably develop and share the NT’s fish and aquatic resources to benefit both current and future generations. [more]

Proposed Amendments to the Barramundi Fisheries Management Plan

The Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries has proposed changes to the Barramundi Fishery Management Plan to remove the Mary River Seasonal Closure to recreational fishing which is currently in place from 1 October to 31 January each year.[more information]

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Download Northern Territory Primary Industry and Fisheries Overview and Outlook 2013 [DOCX] Northern Territory Primary Industry and Fisheries Overview and Outlook 2013 [DOCX]
Welcome to the fifth edition of the Northern Territory Primary Industries and Fisheries Overview and Outlook. This document provides more comprehensive information and analyses of statistics related to the NT Primary Industry Sectors than the Economic Outlook 2013. It is based on actual statistics up to 2012-13 and provides forecast figures. In addition the document provides information on the NT economy, the performance of industry sectors, industry forecasts, industry multiplier effects, NT major trading partners, currency exchange rates and links to other useful publications and websites.
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Download Fishery Status Reports 2012 [DOCX] Fishery Status Reports 2012 [DOCX]
We are pleased to release this report on the status of fisheries in the Northern Territory. A key role of the Fisheries Division of the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (NT Fisheries) is to ensure the ecologically sustainable development of our fisheries and aquatic resources. In undertaking this role NT Fisheries works in partnership with all of the fishing industry sectors to assist wild fisheries and aquaculture development and facilitate access and sharing of fish resources between Aboriginal, recreational and commercial users. » DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download Stock Assessments of Selected Northern Territory Fishes [DOCX] Stock Assessments of Selected Northern Territory Fishes [DOCX]
Stocks of nine species caught in Northern Territory (NT) waters were assessed by world renowned fisheries scientist Prof. Carl Walters in mid 2011 with the support of local fisheries scientists. Spanish Mackerel, Grey Mackerel, Common Blacktip Shark, Australian Blacktip Shark, Spot-tail Shark, Black Jewfish, Golden Snapper, Goldband Snapper and the Giant Mud Crab were selected for analysis on the basis of existing sustainability concerns or because their current stock status was not known. FR110 » DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download Mud Crab - Improving Gear Selectivity in Australian Mud Crab Fisheries [DOCX] Mud Crab - Improving Gear Selectivity in Australian Mud Crab Fisheries [DOCX]
This is compatible WORD version of a report that details a project that tested the effectiveness of three sizes of escape vent suited to different minimum legal sizes for mud crabs harvested in Australia. FR112 » DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download What is Aquaponics? [DOCX] What is Aquaponics? [DOCX]
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture, and hydroponics. It allows you to produce fish and plants in the one system with a large reduction in water use. » DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION