Pigs eating at one of Leschenault Biosecurity Group’s Feral Pig Control HOGGONE® System Installation Sites

Leschenault Biosecurity Group is pleased to be an active member of the WA Feral Pig Advisory Group (WAFPAG).  The group, supported by DPIRD, is chaired by Frank Camarri (previously the chair for the South West Feral Pig Advisory Group) and includes representation from Recognised Biosecurity Groups, Shire Councillors, National Resources Management Groups, RSPCA, Local Government, the Pork industry, pest management technicians and the National Feral Pig Action Plan.

LBG’s Project Officer, Kate Duzevich, and Executive Officer, Ange Pusey, who have accepted WAFPAG board positions, recently participated in the group’s first committee meeting which was conducted 24 June 2022 from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Bunbury office. A first action for this group is that the committee intends to raise a submission to the current BAM Act review regarding challenges to managing pigs on crown land and issues impacting land owners and community barriers to feral pig management on private property and how this could be better addressed by the legislation