Whangārei Marine Biosecurity Charter

The Whangārei Marine Biosecurity Charter is a joint bid to help address an ever increasing number of marine biosecurity challenges facing Northland. It has been developed by a stakeholder group committed to preventing the transfer of marine pests (in particular Mediterranean fanworm) via vessel hulls.

This charter provides a simple risk assessment that can be applied to any vessel and provide us with a crucial early warning system aimed at forecasting those most at risk of spreading marine pests – and what must be done to reduce that risk.