Marine Pests – Be Part of the Solution not the Problem

Ms Roellen Gillmore1

1Parks Victoria , Queenscliff , Australia


Marine pests are a key threat to Victoria’s marine protected areas and biodiversity. Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay is a well known location for exotic marine species and Parks Victoria are involved in a project to engage marine stakeholders, including vessel operators, in reducing the risks of spreading marine pests to other parts of the state. This presentation will provide an overview of opportunities being explored.


Roellen has a background in community engagement and education and is currently on secondment to build partnerships for preventing marine pest spread with key stakeholders.

About the Association

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.

The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

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