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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Thursday 30 June 2022

BAM Act review

Western Australia has biosecurity measures in place to stop invasive pests, weeds, and animal and plant diseases from entering our local waters.

To help keep WA waterways clean and pristine, we regularly ask for your help by:

  • Reporting dumping of aquarium fish into sensitive waterways
  • Reporting sightings of pest species like redclaw crayfish and Asian paddle crab
  • Only using bait from a trusted bait supplier (or caught yourself), to prevent aquatic diseases being introduced into WA such as white spot disease

Stage 1 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) review has opened. If you have something to add to the conversation about WA’s biosecurity system go to yoursay.dpird.wa.gov.au before 27 July 2022.

Information on the review and its progress is available from yoursay.dpird.wa.gov.au

Last modified: 22/07/2022 9:37 AM

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