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February 2014

Little Cherry Virus (LChV-2)
DPIPWE is currently investigating a suspect case of Little Cherry Disease on a property in southern Tasmania.

Draft Flora Recovery Plan for Threatened Tasmanian Orchids 2013
Public comment is invited by 14 February 2014.

January 2014

2014-15 TACs announced for rock lobster and giant crab fisheries.

Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme
The first application period under the Australian Government Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme is now open to Tasmanian farmers until 14 March 2014. Loan applications are assessed in order of receipt.

2013 Review of the moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Tasmania - Final Report

Tasmanian Dairy Sector ScoreCard and Production Trends 2011-12 released

Tasmanian Livestock Sector ScoreCard and Production Trends 2011-12 released.

Proposed New Egg Regulations
Public comments were invited by 10 January 2014 on proposed new regulations for the production and processing of eggs.

Abalone Management Plan Amendments
Written representations were invited by 10 January 2014 on proposed amendments to the Abalone Management Plan and Regulations.

December 2013

Tasmanian Regions Calendar 2014

Australian Government Farm Finance Package

Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Pest Lists

2014 Interim Abalone Operational Information

Plant Quarantine Manual 2014

Rock Lobster Management Plan Amendments
Public comment was invited by 5 December 2013 on amendments to the plan including implementation of a commercial catch cap to take effect from 2014.

November 2013

Natural Heritage Strategy for Tasmania (2013 - 2030)

From Forest to Fjaeldmark : Descriptions of Tasmania's Vegetation. Edition 2
This manual describes the classification of mapping units, including ecological vegetation communities used in TASVEG, the State's vegetation spatial layer.

Historical Baselines for Key Fish Stocks in Tasmania
A study of changes in fish populations of important Tasmanian recreational and commercial fish through time.

Planned Burning Management
A range of tools and strategies to assist Tasmanian private landholders with fire management.

Tasmanian Regions - Spring 2013 edition
This issue is the final printed edition of Tasmanian Regions. However the magazine will continue in the form of an online version to be launched in the new year. Details will be announced on the popular Tasmanian Regions facebook pageYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement, which will continue to represent the magazine in the meantime.

Proposed Animal Welfare Standards for Dogs
The Animal Welfare Advisory Committee has developed proposed standards for the care and management of dogs and guidelines to support them. Public submissions are invited by 5pm, Friday 22 November 2013.

October 2013

Target 120 assistance program for King Island beef producers
Applications are now open for the Tasmanian Government-funded assistance program Target 120, which will provide $1.24m over the next 12 months to assist King Island beef producers.

Aboriginal Heritage Protection Legislation
The Aboriginal Heritage Protection Bill 2013 and The Aboriginal Heritage Protection (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 were tabled in Parliament on 17 October 2013.

DPIPWE Annual Report 2012-13

Rock Lobster South East Amended Open Area

Latest issue of Eradicate - the newsletter of the Invasive Species Branch
Special cat management issue.

New Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan
DPIPWE is undertaking a project to develop a new contemporary statutory management plan for the TWWHA. Public input is invited.

Agriculture - Alternative Business Structures
As part of the alternative business structures project for the Tasmanian vegetable, potato and onion industries a series of information sheets have been produced for vegetable growers to help evaluate opportunities to improve profit through increasing economies of scale, leasing and/or collective marketing.

Proposed Aboriginal Heritage Protection Legislation - Report on the response to submissions on the draft Regulations and RIS is now available.

September 2013

Fox Eradication Program Independent Review (2013)

Tas Fish Guide phone app
Download the new Tas Fish Guide smartphone app - the essential guide to recreational fishing in Tasmania.

2013 Review of the Moratorium on GMOs
Submissions were invited by 11 October 2013 on the review of the moratorium on GMOs in Tasmania.

August 2013

New Scalefish Fishery Management Plan
The Wild Fisheries Management Branch has commenced preliminary work on the new Scalefish Fishery Management Plan for the Tasmanian Scalefish Fishery.

location matters August Newsletter
The newsletter of the Information and Land Services Division

The Tasmanian RIRDC Rural Women's Award 2014
Closing date for applications is 31 October 2013.

Toxic Algal Bloom Update and Fishery Closures
As at 14 August 2013.

History of Surveyors General
The Office of the Surveyor General has developed a pictorial honour board that depicts and records the Surveyors General of Tasmania, from the first appointment in 1825 through to the present day. While most names have been matched with photographs, a few missing faces remain. Any information that may assist with completion of the honour board will be gratefully received.

Reporting Animal Cruelty or Neglect
This factsheet outlines how to report animal cruelty or neglect.

Guideline: Water Accountability and Reporting Requirements
Guideline to assist licensees to maintain a written record of the volume of water they take under their water licence.

New Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy

Import Risk Analysis for the Importation of Queen Bees
The public was invited to make comments by COB 5 August 2013.

July 2013

Marine Farming: Broadscale Monitoring Data Evaluation 2009-2012

Tasmanian Regions Winter 2013 edition

2013 Review of the Moratorium on GMOs

An Overview of Geodiversity Sites in the TWWHA
The latest publication in the Nature Conservation Report series in now available.

Eradicate - Winter 2013
The latest edition of Eradicate, the newsletter of the Invasive Species Branch, is now available.

Guidelines for Developing a Sediment and Erosion Control Plan for Dam Works Sites
This Guide provides a general overview of sediment and erosion control measures that are typically required for dam works and ongoing operation of the dam.

Tasmanian Food and Beverage Scorecard 2010-2011
Latest Tasmanian Food and Beverage ScoreCard released.

Farm Business Planning - Crop & Livestock Gross Margin Analysis Tools and Tools for Investing in Perennial Horticulture
All the worksheets have been updated with 2012/13 costs and returns to assist farmers, agribusiness and financial institutions developing budgets and planning for future investment.

Tasmanian Seafood Industry ScoreCard 2011-2012
Latest Tasmanian Seafood Industry ScoreCard released.

New National OJD Management Plan
From 1 July, a new national Ovine Johnes Disease Management Plan came into effect and introduces a new system for assessing risk in traded sheep.

New Pig and Poultry Welfare Standards
New animal welfare standards for the keeping of pigs and poultry (commercial egg production) are legally enforceable in Tasmania from 1 July 2013.

Updated Crown Land Services fees from 1 July 2013 for transfers and purchasing, leasing or licensing Crown Land.

Land Titles Office Fees
Land Titles Office statutory fees effective from 1 July 2013.

See also

What's New from the EPA DivisionYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement

Have your say on projects of the Parks and Wildlife ServiceYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement

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Pollution incidents and complaints: 1800 005 171

Emergency animal disease reports: 1800 675 888

Fox sightings: 1300 FOX OUT - or 1300 369 688
Register button

0427 655 557
Report suspected illegal fishing and fishing offences.

Whale and dolphin strandings and sightings: 0427 WHALES
(0427 942 537)

Devil facial tumour disease hotline: 0427 733 511
Call this after-hours hotline if you sight a diseased Tasmanian devil in the western part of the State or on the Forestier Peninsula.

Orphaned or injured wildlife: (03) 6165 4305

Spray drift complaints: 1800 005 244

Drought enquiries:
1300 368 550

Exotic plant pest hotline: 1800 084 881

Report littering: 1300 135 513

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