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Marine pests in paradise: capacity building, awareness raising and preliminary introduced species port survey results in the Republic of Palau

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Campbell, ML and Hewitt, CL and Miles, J, Marine pests in paradise: capacity building, awareness raising and preliminary introduced species port survey results in the Republic of Palau, Management of Biological Invasions, 7, (4) pp. 351-363. ISSN 1989-8649 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3391/mbi.2016.7.4.05

Abstract

Introduced marine species can have a large impact upon small countries that are reliant on marine tourism. Non-governmental organisations, such as the World Conservation Union (IUCN), are working with technical experts to implement capacity building and awareness programs that transfers introduced marine species knowledge to countries in need of aid. The Republic of Palau is reliant on tourism and as such is pro-actively engaging in this process to ensure that it has the necessary skills to determine and manage its introduced marine species pathways and vectors. The IUCN with the aid of technical experts implemented a four day training workshop that provided both theoretical and practical field experience with introduced marine species port surveys. An outcome of this exercise was the detection of 11 introduced marine species, the training of 10 Palau agencies and two international organisations, and recommendations for future implementation that will aid Palau to address the problem of introduced marine species within their borders.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:non-indigenous species, non-native species, marine pests, biofouling, biosecurity, environmental management, species criteria, Pacific Island Countries
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Campbell, ML (Associate Professor Marnie Campbell)
Author:Hewitt, CL (Professor Chad Hewitt)
ID Code:116800
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-05-22
Last Modified:2017-10-30
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