Marine Biosecurity

Northland Regional Council contractors conduct underwater hull surveys throughout Northland from October to May each year to monitor marine pests on vessels.

This programme aims to inspect around 2000 vessels which could be on anchor, on moorings, in marinas or alongside structures.

If a marine pest is found on a vessel, we will contact the vessel owner to advise them.

Northland Voluntary Anti-foul Declaration

Download the Northland Voluntary Anti-foul Declaration Form (PDF, 103KB)

If you would like information on our programme please contact us at: or freephone 0800 002 004

Northland has specific rules for managing the spread of invasive marine species.
Guidance on requirements for boats visiting Northland marinas.
Access marine pest information via these online resources produced by MPI.