The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has advised that it has contracted the consultancy firm ACIL Allen to develop a long-term control and containment management plan for Tropical Race 4 (TR4) in Queensland.
Part of ACIL Allen’s work will be to consult with a range of growers and other industry stakeholders, as well as ABGC and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. ACIL Allen will be commencing their meetings in north Queensland next week.
ACIL Allen noted they are “to undertake an independent analysis on the control and containment of Panama TR4 in Queensland and provide recommendations on a fair and sustainable model for managing Panama TR4 going forward. The plan is aimed to be scalable, reflective of, and adaptive to stakeholder requirements, in the face of the possibility of future detections of an unknown quantity and rapidity.”
Further information: Jim Pekin ABGC – ph 07 32784786