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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.

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Download Status of Key NT Fish Stocks Report 2013 [DOCX] Status of Key NT Fish Stocks Report 2013 [DOCX]
The Status of Key Northern Territory Fish Stocks Report is the first report produced by the NT following the national template in the Status of key Australian fish stocks reports which was first produced in 2012 with a subsequent report released in 2014. The change to the national reporting framework has been undertaken to improve the reporting of the status of shared stocks with other jurisdictions and to follow the national standard in species stock status reporting that is more rigorous than the process previously undertaken in the Fishery Status Reports. » 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
Download Northern Territory Primary Industry and Fisheries Overview and Outlook 2014 [DOCX] Northern Territory Primary Industry and Fisheries Overview and Outlook 2014 [DOCX]
This document provides more comprehensive information and analyses of statistics related to the NT Primary Industry Sectors than the Economic Outlook 2014. It is based on actual statistics up to 2013-14 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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