Reporting marine pests
Australia is lucky to remain free from some of the world’s most destructive marine pests and diseases. But unfortunately, some have made their way here. Species like the northern pacific sea star, have become an aggressive pests. These pests can deplete fishing spots, damage your marine equipment and even make you sick.
Because marine pests aren’t fussy about how they get here or how they spread, everyone who uses the marine environment in Australia, whether for recreation or business, can play an important role in helping reduce the threat.
This can be as simple as:
- Keeping your vessel and equipment clean and well maintained, paying particular attention to hard to reach areas
- Ensuring your antifouling coat is up to date
- Complying with all Commonwealth or state regulations relating to marine pests