NRA to review registration of 1080

To: birding-aus <>
Subject: NRA to review registration of 1080
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 21:32:26 +1000
There was a thread on 1080 a month or so ago, so for those of you who
are interested ...

Media Release - NRA to review registration of popular fox bait

NRA 01/10 4 December 2001
The current uses of the widely used fox bait 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)
may have to change in the long term following an announcement today by
the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary
Chemicals (NRA).
NRA Executive Manager, Mr Peter Raphael said the decision to reconsider
the registration of 1080 early next year had arisen due to increasing
environmental concerns over the accidental poisoning of other animals.
'1080 is widely used in the control of animal pests, mainly the fox, and
is administered in bait form. The death of native fauna and other non
target species, such as domestic dogs, has been linked to direct
consumption of the baits or the consumption of poisoned animals,' Mr
Raphael said.
'Before the review begins next year the NRA will prepare a Review Scope
Document, which is intended to increase both the transparency and
efficiency of chemical review process. This document will pinpoint those
factors critical in conducting the review. It will also outline the
current use patterns of 1080, explain the reasons for the review and
identify any gaps in the available information.'
'In order to complete this document, the NRA is seeking information on
1080 from users, industry groups and interested parties on chemical
application, accidental poisonings and possible measures to minimise
these risks. The Review Scope Document will be made available in early
2002 when the NRA formally announces the reconsideration of 1080,' Mr
Raphael said.
'1080 is an important and effective tool for the control of animal pests
and the key issue at hand is to ensure that baits are only taken by the
target species (fox) and that only the required dose is applied,' Mr
Raphael said.
Comments should be submitted to the NRA by COB 31 January 2002 by either
email  or by mail.

The NRA's chemical review program reconsiders the registration of
agricultural and veterinary chemicals in the marketplace where potential
risks to safety and performance have been identified.

More Information:
Peter Raphael 02 6272 5248 or Dennis O'Leary 02 6272 3797
Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU