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Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conference

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
SA Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Leon Bignell​

Adelaide has won the right to host the World Fisheries Congress (WFC) in 2020, after the Australian and South Australian governments successfully led a joint Australia–New Zealand bid to bring the premier international fisheries conference to the state.

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New funding to grow Tasmania’s horticulture sector

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Jeremy Rockliff​

The future of Tasmania's fruit and vegetable industry is ripe for new growth, with the Turnbull Coalition, Tasmanian Governments and Tasmanian industry collaborating on a $130,000 Tasmanian Horticulture Market Growth Project.

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Support for Tasmanian oyster growers

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Jeremy Rockliff

The Australian and Tasmanian governments are working with Oysters Tasmania and growers to manage a disease affecting Pacific Oysters that can result in major production and economic losses.

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Seafood forum to consider future peak body representation

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, today opened an industry forum that will consider the establishment of a national seafood industry peak body.

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Growing a sustainable and innovative forestry sector

Celebrating the UN International Day of Forests today, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, acknowledged the vital role forests play in sustaining communities, economies and the environment in Australia and around the world.

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Review of taxation arrangements for Working Holiday Maker visa programme a sensible approach for agriculture

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Keith Pitt

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, Assistant Agriculture and Water Resources Minister, Senator Anne Ruston, and Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Keith Pitt, today welcomed a review into taxation arrangements for the Working Holiday Maker visa programme.

 

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Indonesia sinks the IUU fishing vessel Viking

Just like its namesake from centuries ago, the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) vessel, the Viking, has been ‘buried at sea’ by the Indonesian Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries earlier this week.

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Fisher’s carbon management delivering trees in WA wheatbelt

Member for Curtin and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop
Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston

Member for Curtin, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, along with Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, commended the Australian fishing industry for its commitment to delivering economic, community and environmental outcomes.

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Put some fish in your dish—this Sustainable Seafood Day

Whether your favourite dish is a bouillabaisse or a fish pie, a bucket of prawns or a dozen oysters, Assistant Agriculture and Water Resources Minister, Senator Anne Ruston, is urging all Australians to choose wisely today on Sustainable Seafood Day.

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Project to train new Authorised Officers gathers PASE

Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston

The Coalition Government is investing $800,000 to support horticulture exporters, in particular small exporters, by bolstering the number of industry-based Plant Export Authorised Officers (AOs) by more than one-third.

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