Stink Bug Season Snaps Biosecurity Barriers Into Place

Heightened biosecurity measures will be in place at our ports and offshore from 1st September 2015, to protect Australia's agriculture sector from potentially devasting exotic brown marmorated stink bug.

 

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the measures applied in early 2015 to manage the risk these bugs posed were successful and similiar requirements would be in place again for the next risk season.

 

Ïnternational shipping vessels have been identifies as the primary pathway into Australia for this pest, and some of the measures include heat and chemical treatments of incoming goods offshore, and increased inspections and surveillance at our seaports, "Minister Joyce said