Aquatic pests: marine and freshwater
Report aquatic pests
It is important that you report aquatic pests or noxious fish as early as possible to give authorities the best possible chance of eradicating them.
You should look out for any of the following when on or near the water:
- unusual aquatic life
- unnaturally high numbers of aquatic life
- unusual or unrecognisable marine and freshwater fish or plants.
What to do if you find an aquatic pest
You should do all of the following if you find an aquatic pest:
- take a photo of the suspected pest
- note its location
- collect a sample of the suspected pest if possible - store it in a freezer.
How to report aquatic pests
You can report your sighting to any of the following:
Last updated: 01 February 2019