Marine Pests en Marine pests <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Marine pests</span> <div class="field field--name-field-body-contents field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--html-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Marine pests are plants and animals that are not native to a particular region.</p> <p>They can be introduced by human activity. Once here, they can harm our resources, marine industries and the natural environment.</p> <h2>Damage they can cause</h2> <p>Marine pests can have a serious effect on our way of life. They can:</p> <ul><li>affect human health</li> <li>compete with native species</li> <li>damage coastal areas and structures</li> <li>restrict access to waterways, ports and marinas</li> <li>spread disease.</li> </ul><h2>What to look for</h2> <p>We have simple advice on how to identify marine pests. This is not a complete list of all marine pests. You know your area. If you see something unusual, report it.</p> <p><a href="/pests/identify">Find out how to identify marine pests. </a></p> <h2>Your location</h2> <p><a href="/pests/map">Check our marine pests map.</a></p> <p>The map shows known pests and pests to look for around Australia.</p> <p> </p> <div class="highlight-box"> <h2>Report it</h2> <p><strong>See something unusual? Report it. Even if you’re not sure.</strong></p> <p>If you see something you think is a pest:</p> <ul><li>note the exact location (screenshot your map app or enable photo geotagging on your phone)</li> <li>take a photo (use something for size reference, like a coin or note)</li> <li>contact your state or territory authority.</li> </ul><p> </p> <p><a class="action-link" href="/report">Report</a></p> </div> <h2>Stop the spread of marine pests</h2> <p>We can all protect Australian oceans from marine pests.</p> <p>If you boat or yacht, fish, dive or do any recreational activity in the ocean, you can help.</p> <p><a href="/recreation-community">How you can stop the spread of marine pests. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-03-07T14:45:50+11:00" title="Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 14:45" class="datetime">Thu, 2019-03-07 14:45</time> </span> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 03:45:50 +0000 krlBGFBaEMwxoaSM 1 at