Coffee Bean Weevil Araecerus fasciculatus has been removed from the list of quarantine pests for WA.
The decision, which was announced in the WA Government Gazette (9 OCT 2018 No. 153), was made because it has been found in a number of locations in the Perth area. It is now considered a permitted organism and all previous regulations have been revoked.
This means that although banana loads entering WA will still undergo an import verification inspection, WA authorities will no longer be looking for coffee bean weevil and even if they are found, bananas will not subject to fumigation and can no longer be rejected.
Any questions can be directed to Dr Rosie Godwin, ABGC R&D Manager, via email@example.com.