Roundtable will discuss new invasive species regulation - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Roundtable will discuss new invasive species regulation

by Jolene Toves

Guam - Senator Chris Duenas has called for a roundtable meeting tomorrow to discuss the Department of Agriculture's rules and regulations relative to the proposed new invasive species fee regulation. "The fee is actually the set up and funding of the work of the invasive species council through the Department of Agriculture it sets up a division in Department of Agriculture called Bio-Security Division, they are the ones who implement all the mitigation and eradication of invasive species we currently do not have a group or a task force that is in place, once we identify an invasive species, to go out and do the field work and get rid of that invasive species," he explained.

Duenas says the fee proposal would be an additional $44 per container coming into the Port Authority of Guam which is expected to generate $1.8 million annually to fund the Bio-Security Division. He hopes to get an update as to the holdup with the implementation.  Scheduled to attend are representatives from Department of Agriculture, Guam Customs, the Port Authority, and the Chamber of Commerce.

The roundtable is set for nine o'clock tomorrow morning in the Legislature's Public Hearing Room.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Robert Afaisen named source of largest cocaine bust ever

    Robert Afaisen named source of largest cocaine bust ever

    An indictment has been handed down against the defendants charged in what GPD is calling their largest cocaine bust ever. Court documents identify Robert Afaisen as the source of the drugs. He reportedly told police the drugs washed up on the shore of hisMore >>
    An indictment has been handed down against the defendants charged in what GPD is calling their largest cocaine bust ever. Court documents identify Robert Afaisen as the source of the drugs. He reportedly told police the drugs washed up on the shore of hisMore >>
  • Pounds of crystal meth found in cargo

    Pounds of crystal meth found in cargo

    Unsealed in the District Court of Guam today, pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine found in cargo. The case going back nearly two years. According to court filings, customs officers were inspecting cargo when they discovered more than 5-pounds of sMore >>
    Unsealed in the District Court of Guam today, pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine found in cargo. The case going back nearly two years. According to court filings, customs officers were inspecting cargo when they discovered more than 5-pounds of sMore >>
  • Charissa Tenorio makes court appearance

    Charissa Tenorio makes court appearance

    Arrested on criminal charges, but only walking away with a traffic ticket. This is the case for 34-year-old Charissa Marie Tenorio, the woman whose arrest was linked to an apparent scheme to smuggle prison contraband. Tenorio appeared in court on Friday aMore >>
    Arrested on criminal charges, but only walking away with a traffic ticket. This is the case for 34-year-old Charissa Marie Tenorio, the woman whose arrest was linked to an apparent scheme to smuggle prison contraband. Tenorio appeared in court on Friday aMore >>
Powered by Frankly