EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/140

Bactrocera dorsalis eradicated from Mauritius

The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Technology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Mauritius that Bactrocera dorsalis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has now been eradicated from Mauritius (with effect from 1999-07-01). B. dorsalis was accidentally introduced into Mauritius in June 1996. An intensive campaign had immediately been set up to prevent any further spread and to eradicate it. Evidence from monitoring data indicates that B. dorsalis has effectively been eradicated. More than two years have elapsed since the pest was last detected from traps and collected fruits.


Embassy of the Republic of Mauritius in Paris, 1999-08.