743 - 02/11 - Asian Gypsy Moth high risk period - Canada
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has advised that the Asian Gypsy Moth high risk period for Canada will start on 1 March 2011. The Club would like to remind Members of the particular vigilance Port State inspectors have in this area and of the potential fines that may be imposed on vessels not complying with Port state regulations and inspections.
All vessels that have called at high-risk ports (in Russia, Japan, China & Korea) during the period June-December 2010 will not be permitted to enter Canada unless they have a Phytosanitary Certificate or are inspected at the entrance to Canadian waters.
If any sign of Asian Gypsy Moth is found during inspection, the vessel will be rejected and not allowed to enter Canadian waters during the country’s high risk period, from 1 March to 15 October 2011.
The high-risk ports in Asia are as follows:
Kosmino; Nakhodka; Ol’ga; Plastun; Pos’yet; Russkiy Island.
Aichi; Akita; Aomori; Chiba; Ehime; Fukui; Fukuoka; Fukushima; Hachinohe; Hakodate; Hannan; Horoshima; Hokkaido; Hyogo; Ibaraki; Ishikawa; Iwate; Kagaw; Kagoshima; Kanagawa; Kobe; Kochi; Kumamoto; Kyoto; Mie; Miyagi; Miyazaki; Niigata; Oita; Okayama; Ooita; Osaka; Otaru; Saga; Sakata; Shimane; Shimizu; Shizuoka; Tokushima; Tokyo; Tomakomai; Tottori; Toyama; Wakayama; Yamagata; Yamaguchi;
All ports in northern China, including all ports north of Shanghai.