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Hawaii notes invasive species from buildup

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Aloha State is raising concerns over the chance that invasive species on Guam will hit their area as a result of the military buildup. The state held a silent invasion hearing where several experts discussed the threats of brown tree snakes, rhino beetles and spiders making its way to the island's with all the anticipated increased cargo traveling the Pacific Ocean from the marine relocation.

However, Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency Officer Jason Paulino says the Bio-Terroristic Task Force is doing the research to allay the concerns from our neighbors in the region. "We refer anything that we come across that other countries may have concern we refer that to the Department of Agriculture, the Plant Inspection Station, and they issue out vital sanitary certificates if need be or if someone requests," he said.

The Big Island Weekly reports that Hawaii too must take immediate action to enhance its biosecurity measures.

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