Outdoor activities

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Find out more about what you can do to protect our marine environments from marine pests.

Every year, millions of people experience the range of exceptional outdoor activities available in New Zealand. Every New Zealander can help protect our marine environment while enjoying the great outdoors. Before you take your boat or watersport equipment to a new coastal area, make sure it is clean and free of pests. Keep a lookout for any unwanted species and report any suspected pests and diseases. Find out more by going to the Ministry for Primary Industries' website or accessing the resources below.

Keep your boat and equipment clean

 Video – How to clean your boat (7:52)

 New Zealand's Clean Boating Programme has instructions for cleaning moored boats in their Clean boating guide.

Be on the lookout for marine pests

You can call MPI's hotline 24/7 to report suspected pests or diseases that shouldn't be in New Zealand.