VIDEO: Prevent the spread of marine pests
CHECK! Clean! Dry! Checking vessels for pests, cleaning with freshwater, and drying boats and equipment before moving them, stops marine pests in their tracks and helps look after Victoria’s magnificent marine environment.
Paul Worsteling (iFish), Jessica Watson (Round the World Sailor), and Mark Norman (Conservation Scientist) all feature in this video message launched at the 2018 Melbourne Boat Show encouraging the boating community to get on board to prevent the spread of harmful marine pest plants and animals. Moving boats, other water craft, and equipment from areas with established marine pests, like Port Phillip Bay, to pest free locations along Victoria’s coat can increase the risk of pest spread.