The video above is of Undaria at Breaksea Sound, Fiordland - presented by Shaun Cunningham, Environment Southland.
The TOS Partnership annual meeting for 2017 focused on learning from leading marine biosecurity practitioners around New Zealand.
Reports from Northland and Southland illustrated innovative use of new powers under the Biosecurity Act in very different circumstances.
The summer survey for the Top of the South (TOS) revealed effective containment of the fan worm Sabella spallanzii and small scale management programmes were announced by the three TOS Councils for this pest.
The sea squirt Styela clava continues to spread around the region and steps being taken by marine farmers to strengthen containment were outlined.
MPI detailed progress in dealing with hull fouling at the border and preparation for the Craft Risk Standard coming into legal force in May 2018, when New Zealand will become the first nation in the world to manage this risk at the border.