Northern Tasmanians have an important opportunity tomorrow to comment on the State government’s draft biosecurity strategy, the proposed template to protect the island’s food industries and environment from exotic pests and diseases.

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association chief executive Jan Davis today urged farmers to attend a briefing and comment session at the Country Club in Launceston at 1 pm (Tuesday, October 23).

“There is no more important subject for farmers than biosecurity,” she said. “It is about protecting our livelihood and the Tasmanian brand.

“Our access to many export markets depends on maintaining our disease-free status. The market advantage we enjoy simply because we are an island can never be taken for granted.

“The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment is relying our input for the next five years of the biosecurity strategy so we should make the most of the opportunity,” Ms Davis said.
Jan Davis TFGA Chief Executive