Marine pest resources

Biofouling requirements

Marine pests and diseases introduced to New Zealand on vessel hulls (biofouling) are a threat to our marine environment and resources. From May 2018, all commercial and recreational vessels arriving in New Zealand will need to have a clean hull.

Find out about the new 'biofouling requirements' on MPI's website

Read the media release 'New vessel biofouling rules on their way' on MPI's website

Whangārei Marine Biosecurity Charter

Information and a risk assessment to halt the establishment of marine pests, in particular Mediterranean fanworm in Northland.

Go to the Whangārei Marine Biosecurity Charter

Marine Biosecurity 'Porthole'

Search collated national data and read about research and management of marine pests in New Zealand.

MPI fact sheets and information

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) website has a range of information on marine biosecurity topics. 

Biosecurity related to marine farming

Go to the 'Aquaculture biosecurity readiness' information on MPI's website 

Marine pests

Go to the 'Marine pest management' information on MPI's website  

Marine pest surveillance programmes and ID guides

(You will need to scroll down to the marine pest link in order to access detailed information about the programme.)

Go to information about 'Surveillance programmes' on MPI's website