Marine Biosecurity

With 20+ years hands on experience, Salt Ecology provides expert technical knowledge, and policy and engagement services that span all aspects of marine biosecurity. 

Salt Ecology team members Barrie Forrest and Peter Lawless coordinate the Top of the South Marine Biosecurity Partnership.

Undaria and mussels
Dr Barrie Forrest with hull fouling seaweeds
Fouling Bryozoa

Salt Ecology’s high-end technical advice is supported by our in-house diving capability and strong links to a network of scientific and commercial divers. We provide a complete service from operational activities such as vessel inspection and pest surveillance, development of surveillance and pest management plans, to comprehensive reporting and analysis. Our track record includes international, national and regional biofouling risk projects and expert witness roles for aquaculture, oil exploration, seabed mining and  fishing industries. Key services include:

  • Risk-based benefit-cost analysis 

  • Biofouling and in-water cleaning guidance

  • Management support tools

  • Aquaculture biofouling assessments

  • Biosecurity management plans

  • Risk assessment

  • Pathway tool development

  • Vessel monitoring

  • In-water and compliance inspections

  • Pest surveillance and management

Fab floating dock
Ascidian fouling spat lines
Oil rig Gulf of Mexico

If you are interested in viewing a selection of Salt Ecology’s marine biosecurity outputs, click here.