Is your hull 100% free of marine pests?
Are you sure?
You don’t want your cruising trip ruined if you are turned away from a marina or if you fail a spot check, nor do you want to introduce a marine pest to the unspoilt areas you love - and we definitely don’t want that either. 
Plan ahead

Marine pests are a threat to business, fun and fishing. Make sure you plan ahead and know the rules:

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Regional councils are progressively putting in place rules and surveillance programmes in place to help stop the spread of marine pests.

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Many marinas also have their own requirements for proof of recent antifouling and/or lift and wash. Check with them directly to find out their rules for visiting vessels.

Click these links to visit the marina websites for local information

Click these links to visit the marina websites for local information

Click these links to visit the marina websites for local information

What you can do
Keep your boat cleaned and well maintained to ensure a hassle free cruising holiday:
  • Thoroughly cleaning your hull before you leave your home port is the best approach.

  • Remember some councils have rules about cleaning your boat in the water. 

  • Choose the right antifoul for the way you use your boat, and keep it fresh.

TIP Keep your haulout/antifoul receipts onboard to provide as evidence of recent antifoul or lift and wash.

We're on the watch for

TIP Pests such as fanworm are really good at hiding in nooks and crannies and even under your keel base, so make sure these get attention before your boat goes back in the water.

Auckland Council, Bay of Plenty, Northland and Waikato Regional Councils - working together to stop the spread of invasive marine pests

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