Coffee bean weevil no longer a pest in WA

Coffee Bean Weevil Araecerus fasciculatus has been removed from the list of quarantine pests for WA.

The beetle is now considered a permitted organism and all previous regulations have been revoked after the pest was found in multiple locations in the Perth area.

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 be subject to fumigation and can no longer be rejected.

Any questions can be directed to Dr Rosie Godwin, ABGC R&D Manager, via