MPI has confirmed the 45,000 sheep and 3,200 cattle, exported to Mexico are now at a holding farm following their 15-day journey from Timaru.
Burgeoning visitor arrivals in May have seen biosecurity staff intercept a range of unusual and potentially alarming risk items at NZ airports and ports.
A Papamoa man was fined $750 and $130 Court costs in Tauranga District Court in June for his part in taking too many mussels from the Maketu Taiapure area.
Four Northland paua gatherers lost their mate’s 4WD and were fined a total of $8,000 for taking more paua than their customary permit allowed.
Fudge (girl) and Fritz (boy) are the winning names for 2 new biosecurity detector puppies.
The Ministry for Primary Industries’ latest mail compliance survey result shows its biosecurity controls are working well at the International Mail Centre.
Tests undertaken by MPI’s Animal Health Laboratory show a combination of many factors is behind the recent poor condition of the scallop populations.
A report commissioned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the social effects of the Southland aquaculture industry has been published today.
MPI has today made publicly available a package of information relating the criminal threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080.
MPI and Customs are seeking feedback on the design and implementation of the new Border Clearance Levy.