Help stop marine pests from invading your fishing grounds and aquaculture operations

Preventing marine pest invasions in fishing grounds and fishing ports is critical. Once they become established, marine pests are almost impossible to eradicate.

Commercial fishing

If you are an owner, operator or crew of a fishing vessel, you have an important role in keeping marine pests out of fishing grounds and ports. You can help by:


If you are involved in the aquaculture industry, you can help prevent the spread of marine pests by:

  • complying with state/territory government restrictions for movement of stock and equipment within and between states (refer to your state/territory authority for information on protocols and restrictions applying to specific aquaculture operations in your jurisdiction)
  • minimising biofouling on stock and equipment through a high standard of hygiene and maintenance
  • minimising biofouling on vessels used in your enterprise.