National priority pests
Part II ranking of Australian marine pests
CSIRO Marine Research
for the Department of the Environment and Heritage, February 2005
ISBN 1 8769 9680 3
About the report
This report is the final report of a two year study designed to identify and rank introduced marine species found within Australian waters (potential domestic target species) and those that are not found within Australian waters (potential international target species).
In this context, potential domestic target species are defined as ship-vectored, established, non-native (or cryptogenic) species that have demonstrated significant impact on human health, economic interests or environmental values in the Australian marine environment. Potential international target species are similarly defined as ship vectored, non-native (or cryptogenic) species that have demonstrated significant impacts outside of Australia.