Marine Pests – Be Part of the Solution not the Problem

Ms Roellen Gillmore1

1Parks Victoria , Queenscliff , Australia

Abstract

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.

Biography

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.