Prevent unwanted hitchhikers – Boats have many niche areas where marine pests can accumulate. Keep your moored boat free of fouling by applying a suitable antifouling paint, and cleaning and renewing it when persistent fouling occurs.. Check, clean and dry trailer boats and gear (including anchors, ropes and chains) before you move between waterways.
Dispose of any debris found on fishing and boating gear away from the waterway.
Avoid recognised infestation areas. Anchors, propellers and other boating and fishing gear can pick up pests or weed fragments and spread them to new areas.