Rapid response manuals

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 2015

These 5 rapid response manuals form the Emergency Marine Pest Plan (EMPPlan).

Each manual outlines:

  • a national approach to marine pest preparedness
  • technical response and control strategies to activate in a national marine pest emergency.

The manuals are working documents. We update them with new research, experiences or emerging threats.

We may add manuals for other marine pests in future.

​The format and content of each manual is adapted from AUSVETPLAN and AQUAVETPLAN. This supports emergency response staff who are already trained to use those manuals.

You can also read our ​national marine pe​st control plans​.


Northern pacific sea star (Asterias amurensis) manual

European green crab (Carcinus maenus) manual

Black striped mussel (Mytilopsis sallei) and Asian green mussel (Perna viridis) manual

Japanese seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) manual