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Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries

The Northern Territory is blessed with rich land and sea resources and enjoys a consistently robust economy and strong population growth. The Top End is the envy of farmers Australia-wide for its guaranteed wet season rainfall that nourishes premium crops and livestock destined for burgeoning domestic and offshore markets.

The Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF) is the government agency responsible for facilitating industry development in these vital economic sectors, ensuring the optimal use of the Territory's fisheries and primary industries resources.

The combined value of our rural and fishing sectors exceeds $540 million a year, accounting for 3.3% of Gross State Product (GSP).

The industries we service impact on the economic and social well-being of thousands of owners, managers, employees, service people and families in urban and rural communities, across all Northern Territory regions and climatic zones.

The department's multi-skilled specialist team of scientists, researchers, technicians, extension officers and support staff are committed to supporting industry with research initiatives, business development programs and production and supply-chain information focused on expanding the productive capacity of the Northern Territory’s primary and fisheries industries.

New NT Government Website

From April 21 2016, some content from this NTG website will be available on NT.GOV.AU

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Download Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Industry Development Plan 2013-2017 Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Industry Development Plan 2013-2017
Our Vision
A flourishing economy underpinned by profitable and sustainable resource-based industries.
Our Mission
To work with our partners to stimulate and sustain economic development throughout the Territory.