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Bigger fish to fry: fishers surrender 130 licences

28 November 2020

Applications for nearly 130 commercial fishing licence surrenders have been received in the first step of the Marshall Liberal Government's $24.5 million reform of the marine scalefish fishery.

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Learn how to make wild dogs take the bait

27 November 2020

Ground-breaking Australian Government-funded workshops are helping organic-certified producers in South Australia combat the wild dog scourge while maintaining access to premium organic markets.

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Grain harvest tipped to be fourth biggest on record

26 November 2020

Strong finishing rains have contributed to an estimated 8.8 million tonne grain harvest – the fourth biggest on record in South Australia.

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$1.1 million to support fire prevention in the South East

26 November 2020

A two-year $1.1 million investment to upgrade fire surveillance and prevention across forestry assets in the South East of South Australia has been unveiled by the Marshall Liberal Government.

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New education program to diversify SA grain sector

26 November 2020

A new education program aimed at better understanding grain markets to support diversification has received $75,000 through the Marshall Liberal Government's Regional Growth Fund.

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Harvest and Haulage Contractors Study

26 November 2020

A study to better understand the economic benefits generated by the timber harvest and haulage contractors in the South East of South Australia has been funded by the Marshall Liberal Government.

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New snapper management plans for the South East

14 November 2020

New snapper fishing management arrangements for the South East including recreational bag limits will come into effect 1 February 2021.

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Works to fix notorious dustbowl on Sturt Highway near Truro

13 November 2020

Safety along a notorious two-kilometre stretch of the Sturt Highway near Truro where a fatal crash occurred last year has been improved thanks to a $100,000 Marshall Liberal Government drought initiative.

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Victorian man fined and convicted of snapper rule breach

11 November 2020

A Victorian man has been fined more than $1,500 and convicted for taking snapper near Cape Douglas in the south east.

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Wirra Wirra vineyards takes out the top award

11 November 2020

McLaren Vale's Wirra Wirra Vineyards has won a global wine award, adjudged the Great Wine Capitals Global Network International Best of Wine Tourism Award winner.

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