Agrichemical Spray Drift
Presently, over 80% of the Westers Australian aquaculture industry in based inland Western Australia. With many aquaculture species acutely sensitive to pesticide contamination the aquaculture industry is very interested in seeing the adoption of best practice chemical spraying by all agri-chemical users.
The ACWA hosted an interdisciplinary seminar and workshop held on the 22nd & 23rd March 2005. Both days were committed to the development of an action plan that will support responsible and sustainable agri-chemical spray use that will enable the various primary producers to co-exist.
The Getting the Drift seminar created a much needed focus on this key issue to the aquaculture industry, but, more importantly, it demonstrated to government that both industry and the public wanted changes in how pesticide use was legislated and managed in Western Australia.