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Giant African Land Snail Quarantine Established in Lee County

Dan Division of Plant Industry (DPI), Environment, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/March 16, 2023) — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and its Division of Plant Industry (DPI) announced that a quarantine has been established in specific areas of Lee County in response to previously detected Giant African Land Snails (GALS). Under the quarantine, it is unlawful to move a giant African land snail or a regulated article, including, but …

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Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried?, FDACS Briefing on Giant African Land Snail Detection in Pasco County

Dan Florida

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Plant Industry (DPI) held a media briefing to discuss their ongoing work being conducted following the detection of invasive giant African land snails (GALS) in Pasco County. Commissioner Fried was joined by DPI Assistant Director Dr. Greg Hodges, DPI Deputy Director Bryan Benson, and Sparkey, a canine from the DPI Detector Dog Inspection Program. …