Pest Management

Whether it is recent arrivals like the invasive Didymo algae or more established threats like salvinia – controlling identified pests is the job of the Ministry for Primary Industries Pest Management Group.

Staff work to control or eradicate pests across New Zealand. They are also focused on preventing unwanted marine or freshwater species from gaining a foothold in our rivers, lakes or coastal waters.

The group is split into two teams.

The Pest and Pathways team has responsibility for:

The National Co-ordination team has responsibility for:

  • developing national pest management strategies and priorities.
  • co-ordinating the partnerships needed to successfully contain or eradicate pest species.
  • monitoring the effectiveness of pest management measures across the public and private sectors.

For further information about the Pest Management Group contact us at



Page last updated: 14 October 2016