Marine pest deck: Invasive species guide
Marine pests are highly invasive plants and animals from other parts of the world that pose a threat to our unique marine environment.
Marine pests damage fisheries and fish nurseries and reduce vessel performance by growing on boat hulls and inside water intakes. Marine pests spread around the coast naturally or by attaching to the hulls of vessels.
Once they become established, it is nearly impossible to get rid of marine pests.
If you enjoy the Victorian marine environment for fishing, sailing, sightseeing or water sports or it’s your place of work, help us stop the spread of marine pests by keeping an eye out and reporting suspected marine pests.
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