Marine pest resources

Use the links below for more useful marine pest and native species information.

Marinepests.nz

A useful website for navigating inter-regional and regional marine biosecurity rules and marina requirements.
marinepests.nz

Top of the South Marine Biosecurity Partnership

An inter-regional partnership focusing on marine biosecurity issues affecting the top of the South Island and the rest of New Zealand.
Marinebiosecurity.co.nz
bionet.nz

Biosecurity New Zealand

New Zealand’s lead agency for biosecurity.
www.mpi.govt.nz

Marine Biosecurity Porthole

A database for records of invasive marine species findings.
www.marinebiosecurity.org.nz

NIWA

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research or NIWA, is a Crown Research Institute of New Zealand. Established in 1992, NIWA conducts research across a broad range of disciplines in the environmental sciences.
www.niwa.co.nz

Marine Life Database

Find out more about local marine animals and plants. Identify the animals that you have seen.
www.marinelife.ac.nz

Young Ocean Explorers

A resource for teachers, parents and children with videos and quizzes about marine biosecurity.
www.youngoceanexplorers.com - Biosecurity section

Sail-world

The world's largest sailing news network; sail and sailing, cruising, boating news.
www.sail-world.com

Marine Metre Squared

Marine Metre Squared is an easy way for anyone to survey the plants and animals living on their local seashore.
www.mm2.net.nz

Environment Guide

This site contains practical information to assist individuals, community groups and businesses to more effectively participate in environmental management processes.
www.environmentguide.org.nz

World Register of Marine Species

The aim of a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. While the highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature.
www.marinespecies.org

iNaturalist

A place where you can share what you see in nature, set up citizen science and community-based monitoring projects, meet other nature watchers, and learn about New Zealand's natural history.
www.inaturalist.org