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  • TOS Partnership Meeting, May 2017

    16 June at 08:48 from atlas

    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.

    Notes from the meeting

    Notes from the Partnership Meeting 2017  (PDF, 217K)


    TOS Marine Biosecurity Partnership Annual Report 2017  (PDF, 184K)
    Presented by Peter Lawless, TOS Marine Biosecurity Coordinator

    Recreational Vessel Summer Survey  (PDF, 819K)
    Presented by Barrie Forrest, TOS Marine Biosecurity

    Fiordland Pathways Plan  (PDF, 2.1M)
    Presented by Shaun Cunningham, Environment Southland

    Proposed Northland Regional Pest and Marine Plan and Pathway Plan  (PDF, 2.1M)
    Presented by Sophia Clark, Northland Regional Council

    Hull fouling at the border  (PDF, 919K)
    Presented by Tracey Bates, MPI

    Progress with Sabella and Styela  (PDF, 1.1M)
    Presented by Colin Johnston, Aquaculture NZ

    Small scale management of Sabella  (PDF, 978K)
    Presented by Jono Underwood, Marlborough District Council