Actions to prevent marine pests spreading will also maintain and increase the life of boats.
When a boat is taken out of the sea:
- Remove any entangled seaweeds or animals on the boat or trailer when it is removed from the water. Place the material into a rubbish bin
- Drain all water from the boat, trailer and engine
- If possible, rinse the boat with freshwater and allow to dry out and allow 48 hours before it is moved to a new location in the sea.