Manage Marine Biosecurity in the Pacific
Invasive marine species are organisms that are introduced to parts of the world where they do not naturally occur and which have negative impacts on people, the environment, or resources. Negative impacts from invasive marine species include outcompeting native species and driving economic impacts, such as through the loss of commercial fisheries or aquaculture harvest. Not all non-native species are ‘invasive’. Non-native marine species can come from many taxonomic groups, such as fish, crabs, oysters, mussels, seaweeds, barnacles, or sponges.