Asian Gypsy Moth: Warning issued by US and Canadian authorities

Invasive species

Published: 22 August 2012

In the past several weeks US and Canadian authorities have intercepted a large number of commercial marine vessels with live Asian gypsy moth (AGM) egg masses on the superstructures of ships and cargo. The pace of these interceptions during the past few weeks is a cause of great concern to both US and Canadian inspection agencies.

The authorities have therefore issued an urgent warning to commercial vessels arriving at U.S. and Canadian ports.