Recommendations on methods for the detection and control of biological pollution in marine coastal waters

Type Article
Date 2011-12
Language English
Author(s) Olenin Sergej1, 2, Elliott Michael3, Bysveen Ingrid4, Culverhouse Phil F.5, Daunys Darius1, Dubelaar George B. J., Gollasch Stephan6, Goulletquer PhilippeORCID7, Jelmert Anders8, Kantor Yuri9, Mezeth Kjersti Bringsvor2, Minchin Dan1, 10, Occhipinti-Ambrogi Anna11, Olenina Irina1, 2, Vandekerkhove Jochen12
Affiliation(s) 1 : Klaipeda Univ, Coastal Res & Planning Inst, LT-92294 Klaipeda, Lithuania.
2 : Uni Environm, N-5008 Bergen, Norway.
3 : Univ Hull, Inst Estuarine & Coastal Studies, Kingston Upon Hull HU6 7RX, N Humberside, England.
4 : Directorate Nat Management, Trondheim, Norway.
5 : Univ Plymouth, Ctr Robot & Neural Syst, Plymouth PL4 8AA, Devon, England.
6 : GoConsult, Hamburg, Germany.
7 : IFREMER, Sci Strategy Div, Nantes, France.
8 : Inst Marine Res, N-5817 Bergen, Norway.
9 : AN Severtzov Inst Ecol & Evolut, Moscow, Russia.
10 : Marine Organism Invest, Killaloe, Co Clare, Ireland.
11 : Univ Pavia, Dept Earth & Environm Sci, I-27100 Pavia, Italy.
12 : Inst Environm & Sustainabil, Joint Res Ctr, European Commiss, Ispra, Italy.
Source Marine Pollution Bulletin (0025-326X) (Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd), 2011-12 , Vol. 62 , N. 12 , P. 2598-2604
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.08.011
WOS© Times Cited 73
Keyword(s) Biological invasion, Research needs, Monitoring, Management
Abstract Adverse effects of invasive alien species (IAS), or biological pollution, is an increasing problem in marine coastal waters, which remains high on the environmental management agenda. All maritime countries need to assess the size of this problem and consider effective mechanisms to prevent introductions, and if necessary and where possible to monitor, contain, control or eradicate the introduced impacting organisms. Despite this, and in contrast to more enclosed water bodies, the openness of marine systems indicates that once species are in an area then eradication is usually impossible. Most institutions in countries are aware of the problem and have sufficient governance in place for management. However, there is still a general lack of commitment and concerted action plans are needed to address this problem. This paper provides recommendations resulting from an international workshop based upon a large amount of experience relating to the assessment and control of biopollution.


► We summarize the results of an international workshop on marine biopollution. ► We recommend science-based information support for bioinvasion management. ► We outline types of bioinvasion monitoring and consider topical research needs. ► We emphasize the role of taxonomy training and public involvement. ► Biopollution should be treated in the same way as any other type of pollution.
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Olenin Sergej, Elliott Michael, Bysveen Ingrid, Culverhouse Phil F., Daunys Darius, Dubelaar George B. J., Gollasch Stephan, Goulletquer Philippe, Jelmert Anders, Kantor Yuri, Mezeth Kjersti Bringsvor, Minchin Dan, Occhipinti-Ambrogi Anna, Olenina Irina, Vandekerkhove Jochen (2011). Recommendations on methods for the detection and control of biological pollution in marine coastal waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62(12), 2598-2604. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :