Review of import conditions for prawns and prawn products announced 16 May 2017

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/about/media-centre/media-releases/review-prawn-prawn-products The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is undertaking a review of the import conditions for prawns and prawn products for human consumption. The review will consider the biosecurity risks for these imports from all countries and recommend appropriate import conditions to manage these. The review will be conducted through a comprehensive non-regulated […]

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‘Nearly half’ of imported raw prawns were likely infected with white spot disease, senators hear

http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-05-24/white-spot-prawn-estimates-half-prawn-imports-infected/8554826 ABC Rural By Anna Vidot Updated Wednesday at 14:53 First posted Wednesday at 14:45 White spot disease in giant black tiger prawns. (Supplied: DV Lightner, Australian Government) Australian Agriculture Department officials have estimated that nearly half of all imported raw prawns were infected with white spot disease before imports were suspended in January. The […]

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The Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) welcomed the Coalition Government news delivering $20 million to assist prawn farmers.

Coalition Government $20 million package for prawn farmers media release 6th April 2017. MEDIA RELEASE                      MEDIA RELEASE                      MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) welcomed the Coalition Government news delivering $20 million to assist prawn farmers.   The assistance package announced by the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby […]

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