New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Marine exotic species arrive in New Zealand waters on the hulls of international vessels (biofouling) or in discharged ballast waters. Some have little impact or cannot survive in New Zealand waters. Others are pests that can out-compete indigenous species and alter ecosystems. Marine pests could threaten our cultural and natural heritage, as well as economic activities such as commercial and recreational fishing, shellfish harvesting, and aquaculture. This dataset relates to the "Marine pests" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
Ministry for Primary Industries, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research