White spot disease update
The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is implementing an expanded movement control zone that encompasses Moreton Bay due to new positive detections of the virus that causes white spot disease in northern Moreton Bay. The recent detections were found near the Redcliffe Peninsula and Deception Bay.
The new movement control order (PDF, 2.8MB) replaces the existing restrictions in place on the Logan River and extends from Caloundra to the NSW border following the eastern coasts of Bribie, Moreton and Stradbroke Islands. View the map of the movement control area (PDF, 3.1MB) and our frequently asked questions (PDF, 193.4KB) for further details.
These biosecurity measures are supported by recommendations by the expert advisory panel, who have handed down their independent report into future management options of the disease (PDF, 566.1KB).
White spot disease overview
Find out about white spot disease, how it’s controlled and impacts to the aquaculture industry
Prawn farmers and white spot disease
Updates on the current white spot disease outbreak in Queensland and advice on how to prevent a disease incursion on your premises
Recreational and commercial fishers and white spot disease
Movement restriction information for recreation and commercial fishers, using prawns as bait and how to report white spot disease
Local residents and white spot response
Information about gas guns to keep birds away from infected premises
Food safety and information for consumers
Information about eating infected prawns and purchasing prawns from infected premises
White spot disease updates
Subscribe to regular white spot disease email updates from Biosecurity Queensland.
FAQs about white spot disease
Frequently Asked Questions about white spot disease and the Movement Control Order
Report white spot disease
An online form for reporting white spot disease sightings in crustaceans.
White spot surveillance
Map of white spot surveillance outside of the movement control area.