Emergency Marine Pest Plan
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources maintains a series of emergency response documents to ensure national coordination of the emergency response to incursions by a variety of exotic pests and diseases.
The Emergency Marine Pest Plan (EMPPlan) Rapid Response Manuals for marine pests provide detailed information and guidance for emergency response to key marine pest species or groups of pest species.
The EMPPlan is adapted from the Australian emergency plans for terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases—the Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN) and the Australian Aquatic Veterinary Emergency Plan (AQUAVETPLAN).
The format and content have been kept as similar as possible to those documents to enable emergency response personnel trained in their use to work efficiently with these manuals in the event of a marine pest emergency.