Biosecurity Concerns Over Exotic Stink Bugs

The Department of Agriculture has initiated emergency measures in response to a large number of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (Halyomorpha Halys) being found on and in break bulk cargo imported from the US port of Savannah.

The stink bug is an exotic pest of considerable biosecurity concern to Australia’s agriculture industry. The emergency measures will apply to vehicles, tyres, machinery and automotive parts sourced and shipped from ports of the US.