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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. 




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You mean the critters on the bottom or the ones making the decisions, either way rec boaters loose, everyone wants a clean bum, but when cleaning grids are disappeared, effective antifouls are neutere

Alright .... went for a scallop dive inside Whangarei harbour on Saturday 19/9/19. 6m deep, heaps of legals but you guessed it a Mediterranean Fan worm every square 2m. Not attached to live scallops a

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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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