Auckland Council has updated their rules regarding keeping your hull clean and stopping marine pests from spreading.
As of the 25 January 2021 you must only have light fouling on your hull, no more than a slime layer and scattered barnacles on the hull.
If you have pests present on your craft then you must make sure they’re not released into the marine environment while cleaning. The easiest way to be sure of this is to clean out of the water.
If you think your craft is free of pests, you may be able to clean in water depending on where you are, and what kind of cleaning you need to do.
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