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Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of Primary Industry and Resources



Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of Primary Industry and Resources

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3. PERFORMANCE REPORTING STRATEGY 2.2. MANAGE THE TERRITORYS AQUATIC RESOURCES TO BENEFIT ALL TERRITORIANS F Completed the annual Northern Territory Fish Stock Status reporting for 12 species from eight fisheries (2.2.1) F Completed sediment sampling around Darwin Harbour for the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (2.2.1) F Implemented new management arrangements to protect and encourage effective and efficient use of coastal reef stocks (2.2.1) F Published the Reef Fish Stock Structure Report (2.2.1) F Supported the Mud Crab, Trepang and Spanish Mackerel fisheries to gain 10 year export accreditation under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (2.2.3) F Negotiated with Northern Land Council and other stakeholders on access to the intertidal zone to benefit remote Aboriginal communities and provide access for commercial and recreational fishers (2.2.3) F Amended the boundaries of a trawl zone in the Demersal Fishery to reduce interactions with the recreational sector (2.2.3) F Released 110 000 barramundi fingerlings into Manton Dam (2.2.3) F Commenced first tranche of projects under the $50 million recreational fishing infrastructure fund (2.2.3) Objective 3 - Biosecurity STRATEGY 3.1. DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN NT BIOSECURITY STRATEGY B Finalised the Northern Territory Biosecurity Strategy 2016-2026 for launch in July 2017. Developed biosecurity discussion papers for the NT Economic Development Framework (3.1.1) B Provided the Northern Territory Response to the review of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity and National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (3.1.1) B Represented the Territory on local and national committees to ensure Territory industry and stakeholders interests are adequately incorporated into local and national arrangements, including National Biosecurity Committee, Animal Health Committee, Plant Health Committee, Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia (3.1.1) F Continued active involvement in the national management of aquatic biosecurity, including providing assistance to the Queensland prawn white spot disease response (3.1.1) F Assisted with the finalisation of the national guidelines on the management of domestic ballast water (3.1.1) STRATEGY 3.2. INCREASE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN BIOSECURITY B Biosecurity stakeholder roundtables held in Darwin in July 2016 and June 2017 to enhance engagement on key biosecurity issues (3.2.1) B Provided communications around biosecurity responses to Banana Freckle, Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus and Browsing Ant (3.2.1) B Enhanced and updated the Bovine Johnes Disease information on regulations and control measures (3.2.2) ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17 / Department of Primary Industry and Resources // 95

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