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Find out what happened when a small scale management programme for Mediterranean fanworm, Sabella, was declared in the Tasman District recently. Learn what to do if you find a suspected marine pest. Read about how hull maintenance practices are a key in containing the spread of marine pests, and how we did in the inaugural NZ Biosecurity Awards.Partners Newsletter - Winter 2017
Find out about the combined Regional Pest Management Plan and Pathways Plan proposed by the Northland Regional Council. Peter Lawless, Coordinator of TOS Marine Biosecurity shares the Partnership Annual Report. A regional update from Marlborough on Sabella and Styela, the discovery of more invasive Undaria plants in the waters of Fiordland, and a chance to enter the NZ Biosecurity Awards although you'll have to be fast as entries close on 7 July.
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Partners Newsletter - March 2017
Find the latest update on the Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii), be aware of new pathways plans for Northland and Southland, find out about what's been happening with our recreational boat surveys over the summer, and a guest spot for Cawthron who talk about biofouling in internal pipework of recreational vessels.
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Partners Newsletter - October 2016
In our October newsletter you can learn more about the recent find of Fanworm in Tarakohe, Golden Bay. Pete ponders about diseases that adversely affect marine organisms, Barrie discusses choosing the correct antifouling, there is an update from MPI, and read about the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.1.2 M • PDF File
Partners Newsletter - August 2016
Find out what Mana Marina in Wellington is doing for marine biosecurity risk reduction, and learn about Fiordland's pathway plan proposal. Peter shares some of his learnings from recent overseas travels, and Barrie has some results from the Summer survey work. You'll also find out who the lucky person is who won the free lift and clean after filling out our questionnaire.
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Partners Newsletter - March 2016
Find out the results of the summer recreational boat survey, Pete ponders about vessel hygiene, Barrie discusses incursions and marine pests present and past, and there's information about NIWA's new research programme.
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Partners Newsletter - November 2015
You can find out what's been happening with Styela and Sabella in Picton and Waikawa, what was learnt from the Saxon Onward, and check out the "Is your bum clean" campaign being launched this summer.
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Partners Newsletter - June 2015
In our newsletter this month you'll find a report on what happened at the annual Partnership Meeting held in May, Barries Bilge talks about the case for pathways management, there is a message from our outgoing Chair Lindsay Vaughan, there are also updates on what marine pests are invading the seas in the Tasman region, Nelson and Picton Port survey results, and our guest spot is Bay of Plenty Regional Council - find out what they've been doing to manage pests in their region.
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Partners Newsletter - March 2015
The feature this month is Bruce Lines of Diving Services NZ who has been at the forefront of wrapping up vessels and structures since this technology was first used as part of the Didemnum response in Marlborough a decade ago. Pete ponders on pathways, a decade on, and the guest spot belongs to Cawthron Institute.
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Partners Newsletter - December 2014
Our newsletter for December features the fishing vessel Voyager P which was wrapped in plastic in Port Nelson to remove the biosecurity risk associated with its highly fouled hull. There is an article on Envirolink, Pete's Pondering on pathways planning, and a special guest spot with Environment Southland talking about the Fiordland Marine Pathway Management Plan.
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Partners Newsletter - September 2014
The feature article this month is about floating docks - an important tool in the kit for treating hull bio-fouling. There is an update on what is happening with new pests to the region, and Pete is pondering about a Pathways Plan proposal.
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Partners Newsletter - June 2014
The feature article is Pathway Management for TOS. Barrie talks about Partnership Meeting Science Perspectives, and boat fouling levels in the Top of the South. Peter presents highlights from the Annual Report. Plus new national biosecurity requirements for all vessels entering New Zealand were announced in May - find out more.
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The feature article is on pathway management, Barrie discusses what we are learning from recent pest incursions, and Peter discusses the importance of networking.
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Our newsletter this month features a story on the recent finding of Mediterranean fanworm in Nelson and what is being done about it. There is also an update on Styela clava in Picton, and an article on how to keep hitchhiking pests off your boat.
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Find out about Marine Pathways, and why it's not just hull fouling that spreads marine pests.
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Find out about how the discovery of the clubbed tunnicate Styela clava in Picton during the MPI/NIWA High Risk Site Survey in June 2013 tested our response capabilities.
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The summer survey found over a third of vessels on swing moorings in Nelson Haven were highly fouled with encrusting organisms - find out more
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