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A review of international, regional and national biosecurity risk assessment frameworks


Dahlstrom, A and Hewitt, CL and Campbell, ML, A review of international, regional and national biosecurity risk assessment frameworks, Marine Policy, 35, (2) pp. 208-217. ISSN 0308-597X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2010.10.001


Aquatic nonindigenous species (ANS) have dramatic impact on environmental economic social cultural and human health values in a variety of coastal estuarine and inland ecosystem Despite efforts to develop biosecurity risk assessment frameworks for the improvement of ANS management responsible agencies lack a standardized framework to identify and mitigate risk from ANS This paper reviews the biosecurity risk assessment frameworks of seven international bodies four regional bodies and three countries and highlights the similarities differences and deficiencies in their respective frameworks Specific deficiencies found by the review include (i)a lack of national implementation of the international and regional frameworks (ii) gaps in ANS knowledge (iii) insufficient guidance for various components of the risk assessment (iv) limited number and scope of standards and measures related to ANS and (v) inconsistent terminology between frameworks To reduce the risk of ANS introductions this paper concludes with a set of six recommendations to develop aquatic biosecurity risk frameworks that are both comprehensive and precautionary while also in accord with mandates established by other international bodies such as the World Trade Organization.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:risk assessment, aquatic nonindigenous species, biosecurity
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
UTAS Author:Dahlstrom, A (Ms Alisha Dahlstrom)
UTAS Author:Hewitt, CL (Professor Chad Hewitt)
UTAS Author:Campbell, ML (Associate Professor Marnie Campbell)
ID Code:77837
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:41
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2012-06-01
Last Modified:2014-12-19
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