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Uncooked prawn imports: effectiveness of biosecurity controls

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Inspector-General of Biosecurity, December 2017

Review report no. 2017–18/01

On 17 February 2017, the Inspector-General of Biosecurity formally advised the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources of her intention to commence a re​view of the circumstances leading to the 6 January 2017 suspension of uncooked prawn imports into Australia and the biosecurity considerations relevant to future trade in uncooked prawns. This suspension followed an outbreak of white spot disease in commercial prawn farms near the Logan River, which began in November 2016.

The Inspector-General’s report was released on 12 December 2017.

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