Clean Below? Good to Go has new material available to help boaties in the area of marine biosecurity.
The dive spots, idyllic bays and pristine coastlines could change for the worse if marine pests get to them. Clean Below explains in easy to understand language what some of those pests are and how to identify them on your boat, in rock pools and around the coastal foreshore.
You may never have heard of the Mediterranean Fanworm, Undaria, Australian Droplet Tunicate or Clubbed Tunicate, but what the website does is not only tells you what harm they can do, where they can be found, but also what they look like.
In New Zealand, most regions have marine biosecurity rules and requirements for all visiting boats. If you are heading to the spots like the Marlborough Sounds, the Bay of Islands or the Hauraki Gulf this summer, clean your boat and check it for marine pests. Also check out www.marinepests.nz for ideas, advice and rules about marine biosecurity for boaties.