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  • TOS Partnership Meeting, May 2016

    11 June at 12:12 from atlas

    How to manage the risks of pests spread by recreational boating was the focus of the annual Top of the South Marine Biosecurity Partnership meeting held on 27 May 2016 in Nelson.

    Marina and port managers, scientists, DOC, MPI and councils shared information on trends and risks and discussed how best to reduce the threat. Highlights were the Fiordland clean vessel pass and pathway plan, Northland initiatives to create a comprehensive response and the report on the Top of the South Summer Survey. Together these regions are surveying thousands of vessels and acting on any threats discovered.

    An incident simulation exercise was held to test the new Incident Response Plan for high risk vectors and new invasions. Procedures were found to be sound and the Top of the South is well prepared for the next incident.

    Notes from the meeting

    Meeting notes from morning session   (PDF, 356K)

    Notes from the Incident Simulation Exercise  (PDF, 434K)


    TOS Marine Biosecurity Partnership Annual Report 2015-2016  (PDF, 192K)
    Presented by Peter Lawless, TOS Marine Biosecurity Coordinator

    Developing a Marine Pest Pathways Plan for Fiordland  (PDF, 3.1M)
    Presented by Richard Bowman, Environment Southland.

    Northland marine surveillance and Pathways Plan  (PDF, 1.2M)
    Presented by Irene Middleton, Northland Regional Council.

    Marine Biosecurity from a Marina Manager's Perspective  (PDF, 2.2M)
    Presented by Peter Hart, Mana Marina.

    Recreational Vessel Summer Survey  (PDF, 1.2M)
    Video of underwater hull fouling
    Presented by Barrie Forrest, TOS Marine Biosecurity.