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Help for wildlife injured in Mount Compass bushfireAnyone who finds wildlife injured from the Mount Compass fire should contact SAVEM for assistance.Contact SAVEMPhone: 0477 055 233Email: info@savem.org.au.Include information about:location,animal sp…

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News - Biosecurity

War declared on Loxton outbreak with sterile fly release

15 February 2019

The State Government has declared war on the Loxton Queensland fruit fly outbreak with the release of millions of sterile flies beginning this week in a major assault to get rid of the pest.

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Don’t get the drift - think before you spray

31 January 2019

With recent hot weather think about your neighbours, particularly those with vineyards, and don’t underestimate the potential distance of impact before spraying summer weeds, PIRSA Biosecurity SA reminds producers.

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SA oyster industry on the road to recovery

31 January 2019

The South Australian oyster industry is a step closer to recovery - no longer needing government supplied juvenile oysters (spat) - and able to rely solely on spat produced by four commercial Eyre Peninsula suppliers.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard on SA's west coast

25 January 2019

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared at Thevenard on the state's west coast, following the detection of larvae.

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Caring for animals during heat

15 January 2019

Animal owners are being reminded to take appropriate precautions to ensure they are properly cared for during the extreme temperatures forecast across the state this week.

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Zero tolerance against fruit fly at Yamba

4 January 2019

The State Government has stepped up its fight against fruit fly with a zero tolerance approach to come into effect at the Yamba Quarantine Station from today.

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Border sting operation to stop fruit fly

28 December 2018

More than 230 drivers entering South Australia through Bordertown last weekend received fines for illegally bringing fruit into the state in a random roadblock operation undertaken by South Australian biosecurity officers.

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Livestock and pet owners urged to prepare for heat

24 December 2018

Livestock owners are being urged to ensure to take special care of their animals over the coming days with severe to extreme temperatures forecast across most of the state.

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Proactive campaign against oyster virus risk

21 December 2018

Blowtorches and hammers are being used to destroy feral oysters in Adelaide’s Port River this December.

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'Eat it or bin it' if you're travelling this Christmas

19 December 2018

Visiting friends and family are being reminded to ‘Eat It or Bin It’ this festive season and avoid putting the state’s fruit fly free status at risk by bringing any fresh fruit and vegetables back into South Australia or the Riverla…

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