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The Cairns Post - - LIFESTYLE -

FAR North­ern aquatic pro­duc­ers will have the chance to re­ceive es­sen­tial biose­cu­rity train­ing as part of a se­ries of work­shops be­ing held across the coun­try.

The North­ern Aus­tralia Aquatic Biose­cu­rity Aware­ness work­shop in Cairns on April 26 will fo­cus on pre­ven­tion, early de­tec­tion of dis­ease, con­trol mea­sures to pre­vent spread and erad­i­ca­tion.

The work­shops are fa­cil­i­tated by Fu­ture Fish­eries Vet­eri­nary Ser­vice (FFVS) direc­tor Dr Matt Lan­dos, who says the train­ing of­fers aquatic pro­duc­ers prac­ti­cal tools to pro­tect their liveli­hoods from pests and dis­eases.

“It’s crit­i­cal we main­tain strong biose­cu­rity prac­tices to keep our in­dus­tries safe and sus­tain­able for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,” Dr Lan­dos said.

The work­shops have been de­vel­oped as a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween An­i­mal Health Aus­tralia, Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Wa­ter Re­sources and FFVS.

To reg­is­ter your in­ter­est, visit www.eventbrite.com.au. For more de­tails, con­tact North­ern Aus­tralia Aquatic Biose­cu­rity li­ai­son of­fi­cer He­len Jenk­ins on 0477 744 637 or hjenk­ins@an­i­mal­healthaus­tralia.com.au.

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