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WP006: Reducing the Risk of Inadvertent Non-native Species Introductions Associated with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Importation to Antarctica

ATCM XXXV and CEP XV 2012, Hobart, Australia

Working Paper

WP006: Reducing the Risk of Inadvertent Non-native Species Introductions Associated with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Importation to Antarctica

Submitted: 23/04/2012

Summary:

In this paper SCAR reviews the science concerning the risk of non-native species introductions associated with the importation of fresh fruits and vegetables to the Antarctic region. SCAR recommends that the CEP:

  • encourages Parties to implement the recommendations of the COMNAP/SCAR checklists for supply chain managers; and
  • encourages Parties and/or COMNAP to further investigate practical, cost effective methods of reducing the risk of non-native species introductions to Antarctica associated with fresh foods.
ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
35th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
11 Jun 2012 - 20 Jun 2012