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Border Control and Resources Management Officers Held Invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Pest Training in Pohnpei

Border Control and Resources Management Officers Held Invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Pest Training in Pohnpei

11th August, 2017

FSM Quarantine Services Pohnpei, FSM-A two-day invasive species training focusing on the major coconut insect pest, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) was held at the Pohnpei Port Authority Conference Room in Dekehtik from June 27-28, 2017.  The training was co-hosted by the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center of the University of Guam (WPTRC-UOG) in cooperation with...
What is aquatic biosecurity, and what is its relevance for Pacific Islands region?

What is aquatic biosecurity, and what is its relevance for Pacific Islands region?

03rd August, 2017

The Aquaculture Section of SPC’s Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem Division of has recently launched a new aquaculture-related project funded by New Zealand called “Sustainable Pacific aquaculture development for food security and economic growth”. As a novelty for the Aquaculture Section, this project has a component dedicated to “aquatic biosecurity”, which sounds like a very abstract word, but...
Awareness materials to promote a sustainable pathway

Awareness materials to promote a sustainable pathway

03rd January, 2017

In light of past export taro interceptions from both Australia and New Zealand, the project is actively working on promoting good pest management strategies and post-harvest practices. The publication materials aim to inform farmers and exporters alike on Australian and New Zealand export standards. By clarifying export requirements, the project hopes that all taro stakeholders...
Collaborative efforts heightened to protect Guam’s biodiversity

Collaborative efforts heightened to protect Guam’s biodiversity

03rd January, 2017

Monday, 08 August 2016 10:42 SPC’s participation was also a response to the official invitation by the Office of the Governor of Guam requesting our assistance to prevent, mitigate and control the entry of invasive species from participating countries into Guam. A failure to implement strong biosecurity measures could lead to damage or loss of...
Pacific Island Representatives attend USDA Course on Plant Health

Pacific Island Representatives attend USDA Course on Plant Health

03rd January, 2017

The two-week course was held from the 5-10 June  in Raleigh , Northern Carolina and 13-17 June in Riverdale, Maryland The PHSA course is usually offered annually by USDA APHIS, with the purpose of bringing together participants from around the world, to train them on the Plant Health systems used to protect and safeguard US agriculture...
Regional Handicraft Manual launched

Regional Handicraft Manual launched

03rd January, 2017

The manual, Biosecurity manual for handicrafts: Requirements for trade and movement of handicrafts in the Pacific Islands region and beyond , was launched in Guam by Director of  Agriculture, Mr. Matthew Sablan. The manual, aimed at all level of stakeholders including handicraft producers, quarantine officials, exporters, retailers and travellers, provides a list of requirements and...
Commencement of an import risk analysis for the importation of fresh ginger from Fiji

Commencement of an import risk analysis for the importation of fresh ginger from Fiji

03rd January, 2017

Biosecurity Australia Advice 2010/23 announces the formal commencement of an import risk analysis (IRA) to assess the plant quarantine risks from the importation of fresh ginger from Fiji for human consumption. The analysis will be undertaken as a standard IRA under the regulated process, requiring completion within 24 months from announcement. Biosecurity Australia will prepare...

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