Pa Enua officers train for biosecurity risks

Thursday August 08, 2019 Written by Published in Outer Islands
Ports Authority assets and operations manager Andre Tuiravakai (far right) and director of biosecurity services Ngatoko Ngatoko (2nd from right) with Pa Enua participants for biosecurity training, observing shipping container inspections at Avatiu Harbour. 19080715 Ports Authority assets and operations manager Andre Tuiravakai (far right) and director of biosecurity services Ngatoko Ngatoko (2nd from right) with Pa Enua participants for biosecurity training, observing shipping container inspections at Avatiu Harbour. 19080715

Pa Enua biosecurity officers are reinforcing their internal and domestic quarantine training skills on risks associated with the movement of plant materials, fruits, machinery, general cargo and livestock.

 

For the first time, a workshop has been conducted on the island this week for biosecurity personal from Aitutaki, Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke and Mangaia.

Mauke Agriculture extension officer, Tua Akarere Une is pleased with the instruction courses.

“This is good for us, for me to learn and see more of what goes on in checking things, what to look out for, learning more on the procedures and exercises, to be able conduct my job in a professional manner,” he said.

Yesterday the group called into the port of Avatiu to observe the clearance and inspection of shipping containers.

Discussions on biosecurity legislation, visits to importer’s premises, airport operations, pest diagnostics and symptom recognitions are on the agenda with activities taking place out in the field and in the laboratory. 

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