Tracey BatesSenior Adviser | Treatments and Inanimate Pathways at Ministry for Primary Industries - Biosecurity New Zealand
Tracey Bates is a senior adviser within Biosecurity New Zealand, at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). MPI is a public service department of New Zealand charged with overseeing, managing and regulating the farming, fishing, food, animal welfare, biosecurity, and forestry sectors of New Zealand's primary industries. Tracey has a background in benthic ecology and invertebrate biology, and has worked for the last five years for the government, specialising in the management of risks associated with vessels (biofouling, ballast water and topsides). Since 2016 Tracey has worked primarily in the biofouling space, and led the implementation and enforcement of the Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling, which came into force in May 2018. Tracey’s role involves ensuring regulations achieve risk based outcomes and are practical and achievable, providing technical advice and guidance on biofouling management to shipping and industry, risk advice to enforcement officers, and more recently, assisting with the review of the IMO Biofouling Guidelines.