sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
FIJI NEWS
August 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

The invasion of Giant African Snail to Fiji’s port is worrying the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF).

This was revealed by BAF chief executive Elvis Silvestrini at the BAF and stakeholders public consultation yesterday at the Attorney General’s Office in Suva.

Silvestrini said they in recent years discovered a few African Giant Snails in containers and this has put their officers on alert.

“There have been quite a few and they have been very stringent procedures in place at our wharves and containers and vessels that are coming from ports that we know have the Giant African Snails,” he said.

He said Australia has mistakenly thought that the Giant African Snails originated from Fiji as some containers changed ports in here.

“We do not have Giant African Snails in Fiji nor had one; however, we had intercepted the snail here.”

"Some cargos went through transit from Fiji and had the snail in them therefore there was some misconception."

Silvestrini said they have raised the issue with BAF officials who discussed it with their Australian counterparts in a diplomatic manner.

He said they are currently working on getting Fiji's name clear.

Meanwhile, BAF is also introducing a technology to look at the intercept of the invaded pests in to Fiji’s ports

Silvestrini said the technology will be used to identify pests that were not being able to be identified by the authority.

The ‘Diagnostic Technology’ will use to identify the pests, take shots of the image and send it to other areas in the region to look into their database to identify the pests.

By Ropate Valemei

B*tch Better Have My Money


PREVIOUS STORY
Farmer dead after diving incident
NEXT STORY
RBF, govt promote value added campaign

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Do you agree with the new boarding policy at Govt schools?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Do you agree with the new boarding policy at Govt schools?
Yes
 55%
No
 45%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
Employment responds to service fee petitionFiji's Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations' appears to be against the proposal to introduce a service fee to be charged to all guests for the benefit of workers in the tourism industry.
SPORTS
$5000 for Pac Games 2015 athletesTeam Fiji's athletics contingent preparing for the Pacific Games received much needed funding boost today from Bank South Pacific.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
ENTERTAINMENT
The Chemical Brothers new album Born In The Echoes out July 17The Chemical Brothers, the undisputed masters of transcendent electronics, return with Born In The Echoes on July 17, their first studio album since 2010’s Further.
HEALTH/FITNESS
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS