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$75,000 bushfire grants now open for farmers

24 January 2020

South Australian primary producers in bushfire-affected regions can now apply for grants of up to $75,000 to help rebuilding and recovery efforts.

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Victoria’s Lindsay Point fruit fly outbreak lifted

22 January 2020

The Riverland Pest Free Area is once again confirmed fruit fly free with the successful eradication of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) from Lindsay Point in Victoria.

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Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak area extended

18 January 2020

Residents in the Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak area are reminded to check their home grown fruit for maggots, following further detections of Mediterranean fruit fly larvae in apricots within the area.

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Ballot closing for recreational snapper fishing in south east

18 January 2020

If you want to be one of 606 recreational fishers to be able catch a snapper in South Australia's south east waters this season time is running out for you to be involved in the tag ballot, with applications closing this Sunday.

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Livestock losses on Kangaroo Island continue to rise

17 January 2020

As Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) start to complete their initial assessments on Kangaroo Island more than 43,000 livestock registered with the department have been lost in the bushfires on Kangaroo Island.

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Keeping count of snapper stocks

13 January 2020

The count is on for our snapper stocks with a spawning biomass survey starting today in Gulf St Vincent after a similar successful trip in December in Spencer Gulf.

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Livestock losses on Kangaroo Island

12 January 2020

As of Sunday 12 January, more than 32,000 stock have been lost in the bushfires on Kangaroo Island, however this may rise as reports of livestock losses are provided to Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).

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Livestock losses from Kangaroo Island fires

7 January 2020

While assessment teams from Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) continue to work with producers affected by the devastating Ravine fire on Kangaroo Island, it is estimated the stock losses will be in the tens of thousands.

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Ballot for recreational snapper fishing in south east waters

6 January 2020

Recreational fishers hoping to snag a South Australian snapper in south east waters from 1 February must go in a ballot for tags as part of a trial designed to protect the state's snapper stock.

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Bushfire agricultural impacts continue to rise

3 January 2020

The impact of agricultural losses as a result of the recent and ongoing bushfire activity across the state continues to rise.

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