This protocol is for employers, co-researchers and volunteers working in the field on Australian Aquatic Biological research projects. The precautionary procedures listed here are designed to reduce the risk of pathogens being transferred between catchments. Pathogens come in all forms and can occur in both freshwater, marine and terrestrial environments, they may be marine diseases like QX disease that affect oysters to freshwater/terrestrial disease like fungus that affects frogs. Regardless of the disease, the protocols listed are designed to reduce the risk of transmission form infected areas to non-infected areas.

Additionally, there is also the potential to transfer weed or noxious aquatic plants from one region to another and this is addressed in this hygiene protocol.

Follow link below to the complete Hygiene pdf.

Hygiene Protocol 2010

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