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Two Indonesian foreign fishing vessels located off the NT coast

Two foreign fishing vessels and 14 crew members suspected of illegally fishing inside the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) were apprehended yesterday by Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency task force within the Australian Border Force (ABF), together with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). An ABF Dash-8 aircraft conducting surveillance located

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Indonesian fishing vessel and crew apprehended

Maritime Border Command (MBC) together with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) have apprehended an Indonesian fishing vessel about 190 nautical miles off the Northern Territory coast, suspected of illegally fishing inside the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ).MBC, a multi-agency task force within the Australian Border Force (ABF), tasked HMAS Pirie to intercept

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‘Turtley’ great way to educate on marine pollution

Turtles are a treasured part of our marine environment, so it is fitting that the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) recently commissioned a piece of ghost net artwork featuring a turtle for its Darwin office to start a conversation around marine debris and abandoned fishing gear. In recent years, indigenous Australian

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Two men sentenced over testosterone importation

Two men have been sentenced to two years imprisonment over the illegal importation of 40kg of performance enhancing drugs into Darwin International Airport. The 40-year-old and 43-year-old, both from Sydney, pleaded guilty today in the Darwin Supreme Court to Possession of Schedule 2 drugs (commercial quantity) under the Northern Territory Misuse of

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Unearthing local talent in Alice Springs

Ten new laboratory-based roles designed to upskill Alice Springs job seekers have been created by Geoscience Australia in partnership with local Aboriginal not-for-profit company, the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT Ltd).Geoscience Australia's Chief Executive Officer Dr James Johnson said the establishment of a laboratory in Alice Springs utilising CfAT Ltd

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High-tech biosecurity hub to protect the north

A new biosecurity hub will be built in Darwin as part of an $8 million joint project by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments to guard against foreign pests and diseases. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the Australian Government was delivering $3.5 million

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