Current Alerts

Port Noarlunga Reef prohibition on spearfishing

Spear fishing by hand, gun or other device is prohibited in the Port Noarlunga Reef area.This is consistent with the historical use of the Port Noarlunga Reef as a highly popular swimming location.PIRSA reminds all fishers that any form of spear fish…

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Fruit fly outbreaks in Woodville Gardens & West Hindmarsh areas

An outbreak of Queensland Fruit Fly (Q-fly) has been declared in the Woodville Gardens area following the detection of three male flies in the area on Friday 19 January 2018, and a total of 5 single flies within the previous 14 days.An outbreak of Qu…

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News - Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Woodville Gardens

20 January 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in Woodville Gardens following the detection of three male flies in the area on Friday 19 January 2018 and a total of five single flies within the previous 14 days.

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Fruit Fly outbreak declared in West Hindmarsh

10 January 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in West Hindmarsh following the discovery of a gravid (with eggs) female in the area on Monday, 8 January.

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Recall of mangoes after fruit fly larvae discovered

14 December 2017

Biosecurity SA has required a recall of all mangoes from shelves supplied from a producer in Queensland following confirmation of infestation with Queensland fruit fly larvae.

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Chinese recognition for Riverland’s precious Pest Free Area to drive exports

10 November 2017

In a huge boost for the State’s Riverland community, the Chinese Government has formally recognised the region as a Pest Free Area for all horticulture commodities from the Riverland.

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Sniffing out fruit fly at Adelaide Airport

8 November 2017

South Australia’s fruit fly defences will be strengthened in the coming months with a detector dog patrolling Adelaide Airport to sniff out any fruit coming in from interstate.

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Fruit Fly Watch Weekend: keep SA fruit fly free

26 January 2017

This weekend Adelaide residents are asked to check their fruit trees and report any signs of maggots in fallen or spoiled fruit which may indicate the presence of fruit fly.

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Stopping the threat of fruit fly at every turn

21 December 2016

From quarantine stations and roadblocks to a new public awareness campaign, the South Australian Government is stopping the threat of fruit fly, one of the most destructive fruit pests which can destroy commercial crops and home gardens, at every tur…

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World-leading facility boosts national defence against fruit fly

18 November 2016

South Australia's world-leading $3.8 million fruit fly facility will be officially opened today providing a powerful new line of defence against one of horticulture's most damaging pests.

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Sterile insects released in suburban strike

1 October 2016

The latest weapon in the eradication of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) from the Adelaide metropolitan area commenced today with the spring release of sterile fruit fly in the outbreak areas.

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Don't travel with unwanted passengers these holidays

30 September 2016

South Australians travelling interstate or into the Riverland during the school holidays are being asked to remain vigilant against the threat of fruit fly.

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