Australia’s Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is challenging his own department’s biosecurity standards for imported prawns, admitting he isn’t ‘comfortable’ that the nation is being effectively protected from new aquatic disease outbreaks.
- Federal Agriculture minister David Littleproud has challenged his department over its biosecurity standards for imported prawns
- The minister has asked the department for proof its measures are effective in keeping aquatic diseases out
- Scientists, wild fishers and prawn farmers want all imported prawns to be cooked to kill viruses
As the ABC revealed earlier this week, the Federal Agriculture Department’s draft review of risk assessments of imported raw prawns — and breaded,…