Protecting our marine environment has never been more important. Australia’s marine environment is beautiful and diverse, but also fragile.
Keeping marine pests out of our waters and reducing their spread means we have safe and productive oceans to enjoy for recreation, support maritime trade and maintain a sustainable seafood industry.
We have developed a bespoke marine pests awareness campaign targeted to port workers, marina operators and users, divers and the aquaculture industry.
The goal is to increase marine pest reporting and raise awareness of invasive marine pests with clear actions people need to take to protect the marine environment from these pests.
A series of custom designed material has been distributed nationally for use across each jurisdiction which includes factsheets, posters, social media tiles, PowerPoint templates, virtual meeting backgrounds and email signature blocks.
The materials come in an editable template format so that each jurisdiction can tailor the material to highlight marine pests of concern and specific reporting details.
The materials were developed in close consultation with the Marine Pest Sectoral Committee and key stakeholders.
You can find out more about how to stop the spread of marine pests at marinepests.gov.au.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the marine pests materials.