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Something’s fishy: ABF officers detect live fish in package from Vietnamhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/abf-officers-detect-live-fish-from-vietnam.aspxSomething’s fishy: ABF officers detect live fish in package from Vietnam31/03/2019 13:00:00Australian Border Force (ABF) officers in Victoria have detected 20 fish in an air cargo consignment arriving from Vietnam, which was labelled as “artificial flowers”.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#0bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263;L0|#00bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263|Detection
Conditions for sheep exports during the northern summerhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/conditions-for-sheep-exports-during-northern-summer.aspxConditions for sheep exports during the northern summer27/03/2019 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has finalised the conditions for sheep exports to the Middle East for the upcoming northern summer to support animal welfare outcomes.GP0|#a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269;L0|#0a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269|Live animal exports;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c
Man facing charges after endangered iguanas found in cruise ship cabinhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/man-facing-charges-endangered-iguanas-cruise-ship.aspxMan facing charges after endangered iguanas found in cruise ship cabin25/03/2019 13:00:00A man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to smuggle two endangered iguanas into Australia on board a cruise ship.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c
Media statement: Strong biosecurity to manage grain import riskshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/strong-bio-manage-grain-import-risks.aspxMedia statement: Strong biosecurity to manage grain import risks21/03/2019 13:00:00​Australia has strict processes and a long-established policy to ensure any future imports of grain for stockfeed do not compromise our vital biosecurity status.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports
Izzy snags a pear of deadly bags at Sydney Airport http://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/izzy-snags-pear-deadly-bags-sydney-airport.aspxIzzy snags a pear of deadly bags at Sydney Airport 20/03/2019 13:00:00Every dog has their day and biosecurity detector dog Izzy recently had hers—detecting over ten kilos of undeclared and illegally imported fruit and meat products in a passenger’s bags.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170;L0|#0d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170|Diseases;GP0|#0bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263;L0|#00bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263|Detection
Release of the ASEL review reporthttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/release-asel-review-report.aspxRelease of the ASEL review report18/03/2019 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources today released the final report on the Review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL): sea transport, along with its response.GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#4d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952;L0|#04d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952|Exports;GP0|#a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269;L0|#0a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269|Live animal exports
Another busy year for Australian Biosecurityhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/another-busy-year-aus-biosecurity.aspxAnother busy year for Australian Biosecurity17/03/2019 13:00:00Australian biosecurity officers intercepted more than 350,000 items of biosecurity concern across the country in 2018, with approximately 60,000 items sniffed out by biosecurity detector dogs.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GP0|#0bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263;L0|#00bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263|Detection
Sheep exports for the upcoming northern summerhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/sheep-exports-northern-summer.aspxSheep exports for the upcoming northern summer14/03/2019 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has released its proposed conditions for sheep exports to the Middle East for the upcoming northern summer to support animal welfare outcomes.GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269;L0|#0a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269|Live animal exports
Collaboration and innovation to strengthen biosecurityhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/collaboration-innovation-strengthen-biosecurity.aspxCollaboration and innovation to strengthen biosecurity13/03/2019 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is calling for innovative solutions to build Australia’s biosecurity capabilities and better manage risks associated with hitchhiker pests and disease.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#0bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263;L0|#00bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263|Detection;GP0|#36423460-e04c-4f65-bf9e-561886d065cd;L0|#036423460-e04c-4f65-bf9e-561886d065cd|Seaports
Picking the best noses to sniff out stinky pestshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/picking-best-noses-stinky-pests.aspxPicking the best noses to sniff out stinky pests06/03/2019 13:00:00Australia’s biosecurity detector dogs now have their noses honed on one of the nation’s most unwanted exotic pests—the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#0bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263;L0|#00bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263|Detection;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GP0|#27340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a;L0|#027340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a|Plants

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