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Finding & Reporting

At Biosecurity we are always on the lookout for new bugs, plants and animals that could be harmful to our environment and industries. If you spot a known biosecurity risk or anything unusual, you can send a sample to us at the Department of Agriculture, or send a photo, or just contact us at biosecurity@doa.gov.fk with the details.

You can also visit www.bugs.co.fk to submit your findings. All entries will instantly be seen by Biosecurity at the DoA.

Here are some things from our 'Most Unwanted List'....

Unwanted

 

Importing & Exporting

IMPORTING GOODS

Some goods require an import permit to be issued prior to their arrival in the Falkland Islands. See the relevant Import Permit application forms below. Return completed forms to biosecurity@doa.gov.fk

Also see our Importers Guide.

Fruit and Vegetables, Bulbs, Plants and Plant Material:

           (Also see personal allowance for inbound passengers)

Foods of Animal Origin (FOAO) from non-EU approved providers:

Animals and Animal Medicine:

Biological Cultures:

Vehicles:

  • Used Vehicle Import Legislation is currently being developed. Watch this space!

Any other items, including Organisms, Soil and Products from animals of endangererd species:

 

EXPORTING GOODS

 

 

 

Gallery

Weaning
Mothering up at Saladero
Weaning at Saladero
Shearing at Saladero
Blue Beach Reseed 2004
DoA Ram Sale
Weaning at Saladero
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Silage 2014
Silage 2014

Weaning

Mothering up at Saladero

Weaning at Saladero

Shearing at Saladero

Blue Beach Reseed 2004

DoA Ram Sale

Weaning at Saladero

P1030421

Silage 2014

Silage 2014

Biosecurity News

HORSE FLU ALERT

Horse flu is now spreading in the UK and it has been a problem in South America for the last few months.FIG Biosecurity continue working with Customs & Immigration staff to raise public awareness and conduct checks at the border to try and prevent this devastating disease from entering the Falkland Islands. Click here for more information. 


SPIDERWATCH LAUNCHED

In February 2019 FIG Biosecurity launched 'Spiderwatch' with the support of the Infant Junior School and local youth groups. This is a month long campaign and the aim is for the children (and adults!) to keep a lookout for 2 native and 2 non-native spiders and record any sightings. Click here for more information.


DIDYMO SPOTTED IN PATAGONIA

Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) - also known as 'ROCK SNOT' has been spotted in Patagonia. It is an extremely invasive freshwater algae that is not in the Falkland Islands, and we do not want it here either!! Click here for more information.


 

Contact Us

If you would like any more information, then please contact us on the details below:

 

Department of Agriculture

Veterinary Services

   
Mrs Katrina Stephenson Mrs Sarah Bowles
Bypass Road Bypass Road
Stanley Stanley
Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
Click here to send an email Click here to send an email
Tel: +500 27355 Tel: +500 27366
Fax +500 27352 Fax +500 27352

 

 

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