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Blueberry Maggot (Rhagoletis mendax Curran) - Update of the Regulated Areas within Canada

Country: Canada

Title: Blueberry Maggot (Rhagoletis mendax Curran) - Update of the Regulated Areas within Canada

Samuel Dagenais, Agr., Horticulture Specialist, Program Network, CFIA, Montreal, Quebec. <a href=""></a>


The Blueberry maggot regulated area(s) within Canada was recently updated to reflect on-going CFIA surveillance activities. The regulated areas within Canada are now defined as follows:

Nova Scotia - all areas

New Brunswick - all areas

Ontario - Charlotteville Township, Wainfleet Township, Town of Pelham, Five individual producer sites in southwestern Ontario

Prince Edward Island - all areas

Québec - In the City of Trois-Rivières, In the MRC of Le Haut-Saint-Laurent: Saint-Chrysostome, Havelock, Franklin, Ormstown, Howick; In the MRC of Les Jardins-de-Napierville: Saint-Édouard; In the MRC of Le-Haut-Richelieu: Mont-Saint-Grègoire, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Valentin; In the MRC of Brome-Missisquoi: Frelighsburg, St-Sabine, East Farnham; In the MRC of Joliette: Saint-Thomas; In the MRC of Rivière-du-Loup: Saint-Antonin, Notre-Dame du Portage; In the MRC of Bonaventure: Bonaventure, St-Elizéar; In the MRC of Maskinongé: Saint-Étienne-des-Grès.

Individual producer sites in Québec: In the MRC of Haute-Yamaska: Bromont; In the MRC of Les Jardins-de-Napierville: Hemmingford, St-Patrice-de-Sherrington, St-Bernard-de-Lacolle; In the MRC of Joliette: St-Paul

Under IPPC Standards (e.g., ISPM No. 8), the Blueberry maggot is considered present (only in some areas) and subject to official control in Canada. For more information on Blueberry maggot, please visit the CFIA website at


Posted Date: Sept. 22, 2009, 9 a.m.