NAQS maintains, and periodically reviews, lists of exotic insect pests, plant diseases, animal diseases and weeds which could enter through Australia’s northern border and are serious threats to Australia’s productivity, export markets and the environment. NAQS uses target lists to focus attention on exotic pests, diseases and weeds of particular concern. The lists provide a focus for NAQS activities but are not exclusive. To ensure that unanticipated threats are also addressed, NAQS maintains general surveillance for any new pest which may cause concern. The lists are living documents, and are updated as needed.
|Author||Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS)|
|Publisher||Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry|
|Region||Australia - national|