Biosecurity Act 1993
|New Zealand Parliament|
|An Act to restate and reform the law relating to the exclusion, eradication, and effective management of pests and unwanted organisms|
|Date of Royal Assent||26 August 1993|
|Date commenced||1 October 1993|
|Administered by||Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry|
|Biosecurity Amendment Act (No 2) 2008|
|Status: Current legislation|
In the Act an unwanted organism is one that "is capable or potentially capable of causing unwanted harm to any natural and physical resources or human health" and a restricted organism means "any organism for which a containment approval has been granted in accordance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996".
Part 5 of the Act provides for a National Pest Management Strategy and Regional Pest Management Strategy.
- Biosecurity in New Zealand
- Biodiversity of New Zealand
- Conservation in New Zealand
- Environment Act 1986
- Ministry for the Environment (New Zealand)
- National Pest Plant Accord
- Tayor, Rowan; Smith Ian, eds. (1997). The State of New Zealand's Environment. Wellington: Ministry for the Environment, GP Publications. ISBN 0-478-09000-5.
- MAF Biosecurity New Zealand. Biosecurity, Policy and Risk Directorate (2009). Review of key parts of the Biosecurity Act 1993 (PDF). [Wellington, N.Z.]: MAF Biosecurity New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-478-35734-9.
- "The Accord and pest management strategies – what is the difference?" (PDF). Biosecurity New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
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