A fight continues against an invasive fruit fly in the Cook Islands | Pacific Beat

A fight continues against an invasive fruit fly in the Cook Islands

A fight continues against an invasive fruit fly in the Cook Islands

Updated 12 June 2013, 16:53 AEST

The Cook Islands Ministry of Agriculture is continuing its campaign to eliminate an introduction of the destructive Oriental fruit fly.

It was first discovered on Rarotonga a few weeks ago and an emergency response was started, because it attacks such a wide range of fruit it threatens both local food supplies and the export industry.

The leader of the anti-fly operations is the head of the Agriculture Ministry's research unit, William Wigmore.

Steve Rice asked him for an update on the situation.

Presenter: Steve Rice

Speaker: William Wigmore from the Cook Islands Agriculture Ministry

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