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Marine pests prompt local hull cleaning rule rethink in northern NZ

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I just saw this article talking about a joint initiative between the Northern, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions with respect to marine pests and boats. 

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/biosecurity/news/article.cfm?c_id=500816&objectid=12213849

 

More details and to leave feedback for the public consultation go here.

 

https://www.bionet.nz/control/marine-pests/marinepests/

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Well sh*t

The preferred option was Option 3 (go even further and make rules for other pathways too; 37%)

The preferred option for hull-fouling rules was Option 1 (clean hull at all times; 42%)

 

 

"Overall, there was a clear call for greater action to address marine pests across the TON regions"

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