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The interisland inspection and
certification program of the Hawaii Department of
Agricultures (HDOA) Plant Quarantine Branch helps
prevent the spread of agricultural pests from one island
to another and from infested areas of an island to
uninfested areas. See Chapter 4-72, Plant Interstate Rules of the Hawaii Administrative Rules, for
more information. Copies can be downloaded or found at
the Hawaii State libraries.
Examples of pests that are
prohibited from movement include but are not limited to
- Banana plants and parts
(except fruits) from Oahu and from North and
South Kona districts cannot be moved to other
islands or to uninfested areas of Hawaii island
to prevent the spread of banana bunchy top virus.
- Taro plants from Hawaii island
cannot be moved to other islands to prevent the
spread of the taro root aphid.
- Bulbuls (a bird species) from
Oahu cannot be moved to other islands to prevent
this pest from damaging fruits and flowers.
All plants and animals
should be inspected at the HDOA Plant Quarantine
Office before they are moved between islands. Plants
and animals without a "Passed" sticker may
not be allowed on the airplane.