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Departmental media releases

  • Exotic pest oyster found in Far North

    Increased community surveillance and awareness of marine pests has led to the discovery of the exotic pest species, the black scar oyster (Magallana bilineata) in three Far North Queensland locations.


  • Keep your boat hull clean
    • Boat owners should keep their hulls clean to minimise any further spread of an exotic marine pest known as white colonial sea squirt.


  • More armyworm detections in Far North Queensland

    More detections of the invasive moth pest fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) have been made in Far North Queensland.


  • Panama disease tropical race 4 confirmed on fourth commercial banana farm

    Key points:

    • Previously suspected fourth case of Panama TR4 on Tully Valley farm confirmed by final conclusive test
    • Biosecurity Queensland officers support affected grower to resume operations within days of notice (after initial test)
    • Fourth detection reinforces the need for growers to implement and maintain robust on-farm biosecurity measures to protect their farms and the wider banana industry.


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