Conducted by Biosecurity QLD

The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather information from a variety of stakeholders associated with the marine environment and learn about their awareness, knowledge and general approach to marine pests. This includes prevention, preparedness, identification and response to a suspected marine pest sighting. This research will help us to assess knowledge gaps to tailor future marine pest communications, education and training programs.

Marine pests are marine plants or animals that are not native to Australian waters but have been introduced from other countries with the potential to significantly impact on the marine environment, industry and our way of life. They can include mussels, crabs, seaweeds and other marine species.

Diseases such as white spot or overabundant native species such as crown of thorns starfish are not classified as marine pests for the purposes of this survey.   

The questionnaire should be completed by a person over the age of 18 years and will take approximatively 10 to 20 minutes depending on your user group.      
Your responses are confidential and the survey is completely anonymous.  

To learn more:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website:
Phone: Customer Service Centre 13 25 23 (cost of a local call within Queensland)

Thank you for participating in this questionnaire.

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* 2. What is your connection to the marine environment? Please select all that apply.

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* 3. Marine biosecurity prevention and preparedness is about minimising risk, early detection, reporting and responding quickly to a suspected marine pest sighting to protect Queensland's marine environment, the economy and our way of life from marine pests.

How would you rate your level of awareness of the potential impacts of introduced marine pests?

1 being not aware and 5 being highly aware.

1 5
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 4. Have you seen, read or heard any information about marine pests in the last 12 months?

For example, marine pest education and awareness information, general marine pest news or reporting of a suspected marine pest in an area.

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* 5. If you saw something that could be a marine pest what would you do? 
Please briefly tell us.

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* 6. Is there anything that would prevent you from taking action if you saw a suspected marine pest?  

Please select all that apply.

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* 7. Please indicate which of the following best matches your involvement with the marine environment: