Mr Patrick Nai

DAFF Torres Strait Biosecurity Officer

Patrick Nai was born and raised on Thursday Island and his family background is from Yorke Island, situated in the Central Torres Strait and part of the Kulkalgal Region of the Central Islands.

He commenced his role as a Biosecurity Officer for the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in 2016, and was involved in a range of projects including plant health and animal health survey assistance and small vessel surveillance.

Patrick is currently based at the Thursday Island Office working on Operations, Public Awareness and Scientific programs.

His current role is Biosecurity Officer in the Operations Program. He is involved in activities associated with Avian Influenza and Asian Citrus Phylid Trapping. He is also involved in the annual animal and plant health surveys and the all year round Fruit Fly Activities.