Humans enjoy living beside and having access to water for swimming, fishing, boating and other water sports. However, we need to take care so these activities don’t impact on water quality. Litter, boat fuel pollution and the introduction of exotic plants and animals have contributed to the slowly decreasing number of places that we can safely enjoy these activities.
Ensuring that boats are well maintained, litter is disposed of appropriately and plants and animals are not transferred on propellers between waterways are some of the ways that we can protect water quality.
Acknowledgement: Biosecurity NZ