Environment Minister John Thwaites today launched a campaign urging boating enthusiasts to
stop aquatic pests spreading in Victorian waters.
Mr Thwaites said the message was particularly important this week with thousands of Victorians
set to take to the water over Easter.
'Boat owners can greatly assist efforts to control pests by remembering the , and in doing
so prevent serious damage to our marine environment,' Mr Thwaites said.
'The ‘Six Ds’ are simple, and more importantly, effective ways to minimise the risk of
inadvertently spreading aquatic pests.
'If you are involved in fishing, sailing, water skiing, cruising, kayaking, canoeing or scuba-diving
– the Six Ds can prevent you unknowingly spreading pests around Victoria.'
The Six D’s to deter aquatic pests are: