See something unusual? Report it. Even if you’re not sure.
Report marine pests as soon as possible. Give us the best chance to stop the spread.
Take a few close up photos from different angles. Use something for size reference (like a coin or note).
If your camera has GPS, turn it on.
Check the location
Record your exact location. Include as many details about where you found the pest as you can.
You can screenshot your map app or use photo geotagging on your phone. You can turn geotagging on in your phone settings.
Note the date and how many you saw.
Report a sighting near you
Contact the state or territory authority where you found the pest.
Unsure if it is a marine pest? Report it anyway.
New South Wales
Department of Primary Industries
DPI Aquatic Biosecurity
Port Stephens Fisheries Institute
Nelson Bay NSW 2315
Phone 02 4916 3877 (recorded 24 hour hotline)
Complete the online form
Department of Primary Industry and Resources (Fishwatch)
24-hour hotline 1800 891 136
Mobile 0413 381 094
NT Fishing Mate app.
Phone 13 25 23
Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia (Fishwatch)
Phone 1800 065 522
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Phone 1300 368 550
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Phone 13 61 86
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Fishwatch)
Phone 1800 815 507