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Marine biosecurity post-border management: developing incursion response systems for New Zealand

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Wotton, DM and Hewitt, CL (2004) Marine biosecurity post-border management: developing incursion response systems for New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 38 (3). pp. 553-559. ISSN 0028-8330

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Abstract

New Zealand’s approach to marine biosecurity has been to integrate the pre-border, border, and post-border management actions so as to appropriately and effectively utilise resources. Prevention is clearly better than cure, consequently pre-border and border management is paramount. There is, however, recognition that quarantine style controls result in leaky borders. Early detection of new invaders, coupled with appropriate incursion response protocols and tools, increases the likelihood that a response will: (1) be effective; and (2) cause less collateral damage. Rapid response plans for predefined, high-risk species allow an adaptive and targeted approach. The selected species are also the object of targeted surveillance in high incursion risk points of first entry into the New Zealand coastal environment.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: non-indigenous species; marine biosecurity; rapid response; eradication; control; invasive species
Journal or Publication Title: New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Page Range: pp. 553-559
ISSN: 0028-8330
Additional Information: © The Royal Society of New Zealand 2004
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2009 01:39
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:04
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/9030
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