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Non-Native Species in the AntarcticWorkshop 10, 11 & 12 April 2006
Group 2, (Red badges) Chair: Dr. Tom Maggs Reporter: Adie Fortune
1) PREVENTION OF INTRODUCTIONS INTO THE ANTARCTIC (FROM OUTSIDE ANTARCTIC). • Terrestrial / freshwater • Intentional movements of macro-fauna • Mammals • All other unintentional taxa highly variable across the • Recommendations • Education on environmental risk • Sharing information • Current practice • COMNAP, CEP, CCAMLR, IAATO • b) Prevention of marine introductions of non-native species into • Hull fouling main threat • Ballast water further down the list • Transfer of equipment • IUU Fishing • Waste water
2) PREVENTION OF SPREAD WITHIN THE ANTARCTIC ONCE NON -NATIVE ORGANISMS HAVE ARRIVED • Risk assessment • Mapping • CEP project but information from COMNAP • Departure points • Red list • Issue right outside the station door • Intra and inter • “Good neighbour” policy • Case studies • Share all information • What worked and what didn’t • Feedback to other stations • Regional feed back • Specially managed areas
3) PREVENTION OF INTRODUCTION OF SPECIES THAT ARE NATIVE IN THE ANTARCTIC TO OTHER AREAS IN THE ANTARCTIC WHERE THEY ARE NOT NATIVE • Innovative technology to sterilise equipment • Education • Awareness and education • Are there simple training tools • Parties need to recognise it as an issue • CEP update information • Modified by many countries • Tourists • Develop a pamphlet that can be given to tourists by CEP • Raise the bar every two years • Guidelines for management plans • EIA, site guidelines
4) PREVENTION OF INTRODUCTION OF ANTARCTIC SPECIES INTO OTHER AREAS (that is, NORTH of the AT area) WHERE THEY ARE NOT NATIVE • Parties need to engage with own biosecurity • Sub-Antarctic • Staging posts • Pathway mapping • Awareness raising
5) PROTECTION OF ANTARCTIC VALUES AGAINST NON-NATIVE SPECIES IMPACTS, WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE? • Human health issues • Putting places aside that are wilderness only • Do not enter • Enter on a biohazard level • Tiered approach • Get in on CEP list • Sell it as a theme • Develop further on this workshop • Terrestrial and Marine • Antarctic values • What is and is not acceptable • Near station greater impact accepted • Some areas not impacted • EIA and Tourist guidelines