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Pack your lunch right to help stop fruit fly spread

27 January 2021

With school returning for another year the Marshall Liberal Government is calling on residents living in fruit fly outbreak areas to do the right thing when packing school or work lunches to help stop the spread of fruit fly.

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Supporting wildlife and animals after Cherry Gardens Fire

26 January 2021

As the full impact of the Cherry Gardens fire begins to emerge, staff from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) have begun initial assessments to determine the effects of the fire on wildlife and domestic animals.

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Helping producers get back on track at Blackford

26 January 2021

Farmers and other primary producers impacted from the recent Blackford fire will have access to wellbeing and financial support through South Australia's unique and free Family and Business Support (FaBS) Program.

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Farmed deer inspections underway in SA

25 January 2021

Inspections of deer farms are being conducted across South Australia to ensure that all farmers are aware of their obligations to keep stock secure and tagged.

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Now’s the time to act for feral pig eradication on Kangaroo Island

25 January 2021

The summer conditions are creating the perfect time to act to help protect Kangaroo Island’s primary industries and unique environment from the impacts of feral pigs, as they’re looking for food and water so are more likely to take baits.…

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Management Plan for Lakes and Coorong Fishery

22 January 2021

A draft Management Plan for the Commercial Lakes and Coorong Fishery has been released for public consultation.

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More on-ground resources for fruit fly outbreaks

15 January 2021

The Marshall Liberal Government is committing more resources to combat new fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland and metropolitan Adelaide.

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Bushfire agricultural assessments continue

14 January 2021

Approximately 90 per cent of the agricultural properties affected by the Blackford Fire have been contacted by Department of Primary Industries and Regions officers as assessment of the impact of the blaze continues.

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Snapper boost: more than 300,000 baby fish to be released

13 January 2021

South Australian snapper stocks are about to get a significant boost with more than 300,000 fingerlings to be released in both the Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent over the coming months.

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More than 50,000 baits target wild dogs

13 January 2021

An additional aerial baiting program has been undertaken in inaccessible South Australian pastoral country as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $21 million Drought Support Program.

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