Draft fruit fly Sterile Insect Technique policy

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We have developed a draft Sterile Insect Technique policy. This will help manage Australia’s fruit fly populations in relation to trade.

Background

Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) results in population decline by releasing sterilised fruit flies to breed with wild populations which produce no offspring.

SIT has been successfully used domestically and internationally to manage fruit fly infestations and establish, or re-establish, fruit fly free areas.

Our draft policy

Release of sterilised fruit flies in areas already declared fruit fly free can significantly impact international trade.

We are addressing this in our draft policy. It sets out where and how sterilised fruit flies can be released without affecting Australia’s international trade commitments.

Have your say

We want to hear from you.

To share your feedback:

Submissions are open until 28 February 2021.

What happens next

We will consider all feedback received. It will be used to inform the new Sterile Insect Technique policy.

We have developed a draft Sterile Insect Technique policy. This will help manage Australia’s fruit fly populations in relation to trade.

Background

Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) results in population decline by releasing sterilised fruit flies to breed with wild populations which produce no offspring.

SIT has been successfully used domestically and internationally to manage fruit fly infestations and establish, or re-establish, fruit fly free areas.

Our draft policy

Release of sterilised fruit flies in areas already declared fruit fly free can significantly impact international trade.

We are addressing this in our draft policy. It sets out where and how sterilised fruit flies can be released without affecting Australia’s international trade commitments.

Have your say

We want to hear from you.

To share your feedback:

Submissions are open until 28 February 2021.

What happens next

We will consider all feedback received. It will be used to inform the new Sterile Insect Technique policy.