APFA welcomes report on the effectiveness of biosecurity controls
Inspector-General of Biosecurity Dr Helen Scott-Orr’s independent report revealed a failed import biosecurity system and systematic rorting of import conditions led to the outbreak.
The Australian Prawn Farmers Association president Matt West welcomed the findings and said they are a “step forward in the right direction”.
“We will use this information in our discussions with government and the Department to inform the prawn risk review currently being undertaken,” he said.
“But right now, our focus is business as usual by ensuring there are plenty of beautiful Australian prawns for Christmas and our people are working hard to deliver the usual top quality premium Australian prawns.”