In February 2019, a biosecurity response was triggered in the Aucklander suburb of Northcote following the presence of a Queensland fruit fly in the area. The agreement contains detailed contractual arrangements on how industry and government will work together to achieve better biosecurity outcomes for the four most common doped flies. It defines operational requirements for preparedness and response measures, as well as cost-sharing agreements between the government and the industries involved. The Fruit Fly Council has developed an operational agreement to reduce the potentially devastating effects of a fall in fruit flies. The agreement was signed on 9 May 2016 by the relevant inter-professional organisations, marking the first such agreement (read the message). The controlled area, which had 5766 objects, is now removed without restrictions for the filling of fruits, vegetables and green waste. The neighbourhood`s biosecurity wheelboxes are also removed and road signs are dismantled. National surveillance continues, with 7,800 fly traps for three species of fruit flies: the Queensland fruit fly, the Mediterranean flies and the Eastern fruit fly. A joint government and industry response to unwanted fruit flies was concluded and representatives of New Zealand fruit and vegetable producers said they were satisfied with the result. The Fruit Fly Council met under GIA in May 2016 and consists of New Zealand apples and pears, Kiwifruit Vine Health, New Zealand Avocado Growers Association, Citrus New Zealand, MPI, Summerfruit New Zealand, Vegetables New Zealand, Horticulture NZ and Tomatoes New Zealand. Find out more here. Parties to the agreement must also become signatories to the GIA before they have the right to sign an operational agreement. The signatories to the agreement are: Various types of individual, male and fruit flies have been detected in several Auckland suburbs in 2019, resulting in biosecurity reactions, kiwifruit industry resources in several teams in response centres and the provision of KiwiNet to support field activities such as traps , survellai and public consciousness.
On this page, you will find information on GIA Fruit Fly`s preparation and reaction activities. Fruit Fly Operational Agreement A queensland fly on a Feijoa leaf. Photo: 123rf The male fruit fly found this month in Northcote is the tenth detected in the region since February. After nearly a year, $18 million operation, New Zealand was again declared free of the serious pest species, queensland drosophila. “However, our routine national surveillance continues with our system of 7,800 fruit fly traps across the country and more than 4,600 in the Auckland area.