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Fisheries Survey Durack Lakes

The Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries will be conducting a fish population survey on Durack Lakes 9 and 10 in Palmerston on Wednesday the 20th May between 9 am and 3 pm.

The survey will use a boat mounted electrofisher and is designed to assess numbers and growth rates of barramundi released in the lakes by Chartes Darwin University in June 2012.

Fisheries staff will also be looking for and removing any exotic fish species.

Electrofishing is a safe and effective method of fish sampling, reducing stress and injuries to fish.

While the survey work is being conducted the public are warned to keep out of the water and away from the edge.

For more information phone 8999 2144.

New Fishing Controls

New measures are now in place to rebuild ‘at risk’ reef fish to sustainable levels and improve the quality of our fishing into the future.

The key changes include new possession and vessel limits, and temporary reef fish protection areas.

Make sure you Know Your Limits:

New signs will be erected at Northern Territory boat ramps over the 2015 dry season and Fisheries has advertised the changes in print, radio and online across the Top End.

To stay in touch with Fisheries, make sure you like our Fisheries NT Facebook Page.

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Download Annual Report 2013-14 (Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries) Annual Report 2013-14 (Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries)
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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
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