Fruit fly pathway analysis released

11 September 2014

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has identified a potential increase in the threat to New Zealand from the Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) due to an increase in QFF populations and its spread into previously pest-free areas of Australia.

As a result of this increased threat, MPI has been looking at each pathway and what can be done to better manage the risks according to their recently released QFF Pathway Analysis Report. The analysis started before the two QFF detections this year and was completed after the responses were completed.

The report gives a good overview of how New Zealand manages the fruit fly threat but does not specifically identify a likely pathway for the two fruit fly found in Whangarei.

Click here for a copy of the report.