Managing Giant African Snail (GAS) on the Farm

Giant African snail (GAS), Lissachatina fulica (previously Achatina fulica) is one of the worst invasive pests in the world. It was smuggled into Trinidad in 2008 and promptly escaped and is now wreaking havoc across most of Trinidad. Since GAS is new to the ecology of our Island most citizens are unfamiliar with its behaviour and are uncertain as to how to manage it. This factsheet deals specifically with managing GAS on farm and minimising the risk of spreading GAS from farm to farm and from producer to consumers.

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