Marine Pests


Up to 3m tall

Scientific Name: Undaria pinnatifida
This Asian kelp (Wakame) has spread mainly on the east coast New Zealand wide, also Marlborough and New Plymouth.
Found on boat hulls | Rocky coasts and reefs | Wharves, pontoons & buoys

• For more info see Marine Biosecurity Porthole | • New! marine pest map
• Boaties Clean Below Good to Go info

If you think you've found a marine pest - report online here
or call our pest and disease hotline 0800 80 99 66

  • Very fast growing and can form dense colonies displacing native and fisheries species 
  • Fouls boats, aquaculture installations and other marine structures

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