The BC Ministry of Agriculture is asking the public to not move apples grown in backyards (non-commercial fruit) in coastal BC into BC’s interior, in particular please don’t move non-commercial fruit into the Okanagan or other major tree fruit producing area of BC. Apple maggot is a serious pest of apple that is not yet established in the main apple producing areas of British Columbia. This page provides information on prevention, identification and management of apple maggot in commercial apple orchards.
British Columbians will have new clarity on how the Province is strengthening animal welfare, with the adoption of the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes of Practice. The codes are generally accepted management practices for owners of farm animals in B.C.
Water-based recreation activities, like angling, boating, diving, and hunting, can spread aquatic invasive species to new locations. Plants, animals, and microscopic creatures can cling to clothing, equipment, and boats.