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New Zealand marine biosecurity: delivering outcomes in a fluid environment
Hewitt, CL and Willing, J and Bauckham, A and Cassidy, AM and Cox, CMS and Jones, L and Wotton, DM (2004) New Zealand marine biosecurity: delivering outcomes in a fluid environment. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 38 (3). pp. 429-438. ISSN 0028-8330
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Marine biosecurity, the protection of the
marine environment from impacts of non-indigenous
species, has a high profile in New Zealand largely
associated with a dependence on shipping. The Ministry
of Fisheries is the lead agency for marine
biosecurity and is tasked with managing the risks
posed by pests and non-indigenous marine species.
Much like the terrestrial environment, multiple pathways
provide ample opportunities for new species
to arrive. The Marine Biosecurity Team was established
in 1998, and under the Biodiversity package
delivered by government, has undertaken an ambitious
programme to deliver biosecurity outcomes by
reducing the knowledge gaps and establishing management
frameworks. A Risk Management Framework
aids decision-making and operational planning.
Despite significant progress, a number of gaps have
been identified in our knowledge base, capability,
and capacity that require attention.
|Keywords:||biological introductions; marine biosecurity; invasions; non-indigenous species; management; policy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research|
|Page Range:||pp. 429-438|
© The Royal Society of New Zealand 2004
|Date Deposited:||05 Aug 2009 01:34|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:04|
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