Marine pests and threats in Australian waters



Our lives depend on a healthy marine environment.

Why is the marine environment threatened by invading marine pests?
What kind of animals are marine pests?
How can marine pests from other countries arrive in Australia?
How can ships and boats prevent more marine pests from arriving?
Can people with small boats help in reduce the spread of marine pests?
Use this website to research the facts and decide on the actions needed to prevent marine pests and threats coming to Australia either in ships’ ballast water or attached to ships’ hulls. How can the shipping industry help?  Find out how boat owners can help?