The Aquaculture biosecurity handbook is a quick guide for fish farmers to reduce the risks of pests and diseases affecting their farms and the environment. The handbook has 7 steps for farmers to use in their daily operations.
This document has more detailed aquaculture biosecurity management options and background information. It covers salmon, mussels, oysters, pāua and trout. MPI is developing similar documents for other aquaculture species.
In May 2017, MPI detected the flat oyster parasite Bonamia ostreae on flat oyster farms in Stewart Island. Find out about the parasite and what we're doing to try to control its spread. Also find resources and further information
MPI works with other agencies and the Fiordland Marine Guardians to protect the Fiordland marine environment through the Fiordland Marine Biosecurity Programme. Find out about the programme and how it has been applied in the response to an invasive seaweed. Find resources and information.