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Marine biosecurity post-border management: developing incursion response systems for New Zealand

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Wotton, DM and Hewitt, CL, Marine biosecurity post-border management: developing incursion response systems for New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 38, (3) pp. 553-559. ISSN 0028-8330 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00288330.2004.9517260

Abstract

New Zealand's approach to marine biosecurity has been to integrate the pre-border, border, and post-border management actions so as to appropriately and effectively utilise resources. Prevention is clearly better than cure, consequently pre-border and border management is paramount. There is, however, recognition that quarantine style controls result in leaky borders. Early detection of new invaders, coupled with appropriate incursion response protocols and tools, increases the likelihood that a response will: (1) be effective; and (2) cause less collateral damage. Rapid response plans for pre-defined, high-risk species allow an adaptive and targeted approach. The selected species are also the object of targeted surveillance in high incursion risk points of first entry into the New Zealand coastal environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Author:Hewitt, CL (Professor Chad Hewitt)
ID Code:46853
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Australian Maritime College
Deposited On:2008-08-01
Last Modified:2008-11-05
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