O'Connor looks to overhaul Biosecurity Act, improve animal tracing

O'Connor looks to overhaul Biosecurity Act, improve animal tracing
Rebecca Howard
By Rebecca Howard July 19 (BusinessDesk) - The government is looking to tighten control and impose harsher penalties after the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak revealed cracks in the country's stock management system. “I’m having both the Biosecurity Act and the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act (NAIT) overhauled to ensure they meet our future needs,” Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said. “The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak is the single biggest biosecurity event New Zealand has faced and it highlighted flaws in the NAIT scheme a...

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