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Tasmania: Flinders Island declared fruit fly free

Christian Fernsby |
The Queensland fruit fly (QFF) Control Area restrictions for the Furneaux Group of Islands and Infected Area restrictions at Lady Barron on Flinders Island have been lifted.

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Restrictions were officially lifted at 12:01am, Saturday 30 March 2019. This means that normal movement of fruit fly host produce for Flinders Island can now resume.

Following the earlier lifting of restrictions for northern Tasmania on 9 January 2019, the lifting of restrictions on Flinders Island now means that the whole of Tasmania has returned to its previous Pest Free Area Status.

Biosecurity Tasmania would like to once again thank the Flinders Island community for their ongoing support, patience and assistance with the fruit fly response. Since the initial detection of fruit fly on the Island in early 2018 our aim has been to eradicate this pest.

Biosecurity Tasmania will continue with normal fruit fly monitoring and reporting activities, which includes regular checking of the permanent fruit fly trapping network across the State.

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