From berthage to engine maintenance. Safety equipment to navigation. Food, water, and everything in between. When you own a boat there is a lot to think about. In recent years we’ve asked you to add one more thing to the list - biosecurity, both terrestrial and marine.
Marine biosecurity is a shared responsibility – that’s the takeaway message from Marine Biosecurity Toolbox Programme co-leaders, Oli Floerl and Anastasija Zaiko of Nelson’s Cawthron Institute.
The two researchers have spent the past few years bringing a large range of research collaborators, partners and stakeholders together to design and deliver a research programme that will produce transformative ‘tools’ that empower people in the marine environment. This includes everyone from Government regulators to boaties, and the hope is that these tools will help them manage risks, prevent pest establishment, and detect and respond to new incursions.