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Overview of prohibited and permitted plant regulatory listing systems

January 1, 2011

Pest risk analysis is a process that evaluates the risks involved with a proposed species to help determine whether it should be permitted or denied entry into a country, and how the risks could be managed if it is imported. The prohibited listing approach was developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s in response to outbreaks of plant and animals pests such as foot and mouth disease of livestock, Mediterranean fruitfly (Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann), and Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.). Under this approach, selected species of concern are evaluated to determine if they should be regulated for entry. Under the permitted listing approach that was first used on a national level in Australia in the 1990s, all species that are proposed for introduction are assessed to determine if they should be regulated.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2011
Title Overview of prohibited and permitted plant regulatory listing systems
DOI 10.1021/bk-2011-1073.ch002
Authors Randy G. Westbrooks, Alan V. Tasker
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70157504
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wetlands Research Center