News & Resources, Publications, Biosecurity, Vessels, Sustainable Fisheries
- Vessel biofouling as a vector for the introduction of non-indigenous marine species to New Zealand: Fishing vessels [PDF, 1737 KB]
- Scenarios of Vessel Biofouling Risk and their Management [PDF, 863 KB]
- Vessel Biofouling - Risk Analysis (February 2011) [PDF, 1031 KB]
- In-water cleaning technologies: Review of information [PDF, 1102 KB]
Vessel biofouling is a major pathway for the introduction and spread of non-indigenous marine species. In-water systems for the removal or treatment of biofouling from vessel hulls have been proposed as a measure to manage the biosecurity risks from biofouling during the in-service operations of vessels. The testing framework will allow consenting authorities to make informed decisions regarding the biosecurity risk of in-water systems for removal or treatment of vessel biofouling.