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14 November 2005
Biosecurity New Zealand's surveillance of high risk locations for the
presence of the sea squirt, the clubbed tunicate, has not detected its presence
in the Nelson Port.
Work continues this week checking further locations around New Zealand.
Locations scheduled to be surveyed are:
Note: All of these dates are scheduled but are weather dependant.
Biosecurity New Zealand continues to ask members of the public and marine
users to report any suspect finds to its free 0800 number: 0800 80 99 66.
And it is asking boaties to ensure their boat hulls are clean and free of
fouling. The sea squirt can be spread on fouled boat hulls.
Detailed information about the sea squirt, including pictures, can be found
For further information, including setting up photo opportunities at
surveillance locations, please contact: Lesley Patston Senior Communications
Adviser Ph. 027 2051418