Marine pest resources
MPI fact sheets and information
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) website has a range of information on marine pests in New Zealand including:
- Fact sheets about the six most wanted marine pests in New Zealand – Mediterranean fan-worm, Chinese Mitten crab, Northern pacific starfish, European green shore crab, Asian clam and marine aquarium weed.
- A marine pest identification guide
- Map of established locations for marine pests in New Zealand.
Find out more on the saltwater organisms section of MPI's website:
Marine Biosecurity Porthole
MPI and NIWA have launched a new web portal that offers a previously unseen record of the marine pests that have been recorded in New Zealand waters.
For people with an interest in protecting our marine environment, the Marine Biosecurity Porthole provides access to the most current information on what has been recorded in New Zealand waters and where those pest species have been detected.
Visit the Marine Biosecurity Porthole at: