The Plant Protection Board

The Plant Protection Board

In accordance with the Act XVIII of 2001,as amended by Act III of 2004, the Plant Quarantine Act, the Plant Protection Board is tasked with reviewing the state of plant quarantine in Malta, the formulation of policies in this regard, and advising the Minister on any matters with which the Act is concerned, particularly with respect to:


(a)   the promulgation of regulations under this Act and matters arising from the application of any such regulations;


(b)   the declaration of any plant pest as a notifiable plant pest pursuant to article 20;


(c)    the phytosanitary implications of importing any plant material, plant products, pests, beneficial organisms or soil;


(d)   the management, operation and requirements of the Plant Health Service; and


(e)   the diagnosis, detection and identification of particular pests and diseases. 

The current Plant Protection Board is as follows (as published on the 30th​ June 2020​):


Mr Mario Coleiro


Mr Ronnie Farrugia
Ms Silvana Civelli
Mr Michael Attard
Mr Carmel Mifsud
Ms Maureen Delia
Ms Nicole Cilia
Dr Mark Rosso
Mr Kristian Pulis
Mr Keith Desira
Dr David Mifsud
Ms Jessamine Buttigieg