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Seasonal measures introduced by Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Fiji to combat brown marmorated stink bug risk.
New Zealand Flighty Spongy Moth Complex ( FSMC) formerly known as Asian Gypsy Moth/AGM regulations are issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), which include the Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS) under section 24G of the Biosecurity Act 1993.
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season 2021-2022 has begun on 1st September. BIMCO provides the measures for this season introduced by countries for ships arriving from targeted "BMSB" countries.
BIMCO provides up-to-date information on the Asian gypsy moth season (AGM) 2021. ** 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.
For the new season beginning September 2020, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the measures to combat increasing spread of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries which have now risen to 37 countries with the inclusion of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine.
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