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Marine invasive alien species: a threat to global biodiversity


Bax, NJ and Williamson, A and Aguero, M and Gonzalez, E and Geeves, W, Marine invasive alien species: a threat to global biodiversity, Marine Policy, 27, (4) pp. 313-323. ISSN 0308-597X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0308-597X(03)00041-1


Invasive alien marine species threaten biodiversity, marine industries (including fishing and tourism) and human health, and unlike oil spills only get worse with time. While some progress is being made internationally on the 10,000 species estimated to be in transit around the world in the ballast water, effective solutions are a long way off; meanwhile the majority of vectors is being ignored. A systematic approach to invasive alien marine species is required to target the means and location of the most effective management actions. Cooperation among regional trading partners will be essential to effectively manage the threat. 2003 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bax, NJ (Professor Nicholas Bax)
ID Code:47784
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:675
Deposited By:Tasmanian Aquaculture Fisheries Institute
Deposited On:2007-09-21
Last Modified:2010-06-18

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