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Australian Emergency Marine Pest Plan (EMPPlan)

This manual is an emergency response document that describes the intended generic response to a marine pest emergency event within Australia. The plan provides guidance based on sound analysis, linking policy, strategies, implementation, coordination and emergency response management.


The EMPPlan describes the chain of command in a marine pest emergency and the layout and organisation of the local, field and regional (State/Territory) control centres, including the organisation of an operations team at an infested site.

The manual is structured so that personnel at all levels can quickly identify from the contents page what tasks they are expected to perform in preparation for and during a marine pest emergency.



Published by: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Date Published: 30 May 2005