A new set of Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) regulations has been issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand (NZ). Members entering or intending to enter NZ waters need to familiarise themselves of these new requirements.
** ASIAN GYPSY MOTH IS NOW KNOWN AS FLIGHTED SPONGY MOTH COMPLEX **
Not all countries have introduced the new name yet, but BIMCO has decided to standardise on Flighted Spongy Moth Complex, abbreviated to FSMC.
Members are probably aware of New Zealand's measures for Asian Gypsy moth on vessels for the current 2017 flight season. If not, please see the NZ Shipping Notice 2017 issued by MPI for a quick recap and check what is required to comply with when entering NZ waters.
The MPI has also issued an early warning about new AGM requirements that will come into effect 1 February 2018 based on the new craft risk management standard coming also into effect 1 February 2018. To see these new AGM requirements and also to have a complete overview of AGM regulations in NZ, please go to our section on " New Zealand Asian Gypsy Moth regulations" for information and guidance.
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