Aquatic pest biosecurity community awareness

We worked in partnership with the Cairns Aquarium to highlight the importance of marine biosecurity to visitors through an innovative display.

Our exhibit includes 3D-printed models of northern Australia’s five most serious aquatic pests —four mussels and a crab—and is accompanied by a video showing their destructive impact on marine environments.

Through this commitment we are reaching out to the expected 700,000 annual visitors to build community awareness of invasive marine pests which could harm northern Australia.

This community engagement project has been funded under the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper to help improve biosecurity surveillance and analysis.

Cairns Aquarium - video transcript DOCX [108 KB, 3 pages]​

While you’re here, take a look at the Frontline Song – Northern Biosecurity’s community song