Under the NSW State Emergency Management Plan and State Waters Marine Oil and Chemical Spill Sub-Plan, NSW DPI is responsible for coordinating agriculture and animal services, including oiled wildlife response and recovery, to support the oil/chemical spill lead agency.
The lead agency and area of responsibility varies with the body of water.
NSW DPI has Memorandums of Understanding with a range of organisations that have agreed to provide agriculture and/or animal services resources to assist in emergency responses under the coordination of NSW DPI.
Current situation for Marine pollution
Further information to assist in the protection of seabirds and threatened fauna: