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Activities​

Plant Biosecurity Council
The PBC brings representatives from horticultural and arable industries and the Ministry for Primary Industries together to work together on biosecurity issues and opportunities affecting New Zealand's plant industries. 

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Council
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Council made up of horticulture industries and the Ministry for Primary Industries have developed an Operational Agreement for BMSB.    

Fruit Fly Council
The Fruit Fly Council made up of horticulture industries and the Ministry of Primary Industries have developed an Operational Agreement for fruit flies.

Livestock Sector Biosecurity Council (LSBC)
The LSBC brings representatives from livestock industries and the Ministry for Primary Industries together to work together on biosecurity issues and opportunities affecting New Zealand's livestock industries. 

Solanaceous Biosecurity Working Group
The Solanaceous Biosecurity Working Group brings together impacted horticulture sector parties and the Crown to work together, from a basis of shared understanding, to reduce the impacts of Target Solanaceous Pests by;

a) Minimising knowledge gaps about the pathogen, vector, hosts, environment and their interactions.
b) Developing the ability to rapidly detect Target Solanaceous Pests if present in New Zealand.
c) Having a well-equipped toolbox of surveillance and response tools.
d) Being ready to respond to Target Solanaceous Pests and their vectors.    
e) Having support from the public, Māori and industry for response activities.       
f) Planning to reduce the spread and establishment potential of the Target Solanaceous Pests if eradication is not possible.
g) Understanding how to transition to management and minimise the impacts if we must live with the Target Solanaceous Pests long-term.
h) Minimising the trade implications of a response through consistent communications and following accepted protocols.

Xylella Fastidiosa Action Group
The Xylella Fastidiosa Action Group brings together impact horticultural and arable sectors along with MPI to work together, from a basis of shared understanding, to reduce the impacts of Xylella fastidiosa by;

a) Minimising knowledge gaps about the pathogen, vector, hosts, environment and their interactions.
b) Developing the ability to rapidly detect Xylella fastidiosa if it is present in New Zealand.
c) Having a well-equipped toolbox of surveillance and response tools.
d) Being ready to respond to Xylella fastidiosa and its vectors.
e) Having support from the public, Māori and industry for response activities.
f) Planning to reduce the spread and establishment potential of the pathogen if eradication is not possible.
g) Understanding how to transition to management and minimise the impacts if we must live with the pathogen long-term
h) Minimising the trade implications of a response through consistent communications and following accepted protocols

Lepidoptera Working Group
The Lepidoptera Working Group brings together impacted horticultural, arable and forestry parties and the Crown to work together, from a basis of shared understanding, to reduce the impacts of Lepidoptera by:

a) Having good knowledge of key Lepidoptera threats
b) Being able to rapidly detect and identify new harmful Lepidoptera species.
c) Having the information, tools, processes, and relationships in place to enable responding to detections of new harmful Lepidoptera species in way which is timely and effective.
d) Having decision-maker and community awareness that provides social license to use control tools.
e) Having the information, tools, processes and relationships in place to transition to long-term management, if required.

GIA Guidance and policy papers

Go to the Resource Library for final guidance and policy papers.

Report a new pest or disease

To report suspected exotic land, freshwater and marine pests, or exotic disease in plants or animals, call the MPI hotline:

0800 80 99 66

 

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