Proposed Australian Standard for Aquatic Plant Names

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FRDC is in the final stages of developing an Australian Standard for Aquatic Plant Names which will define standard names to be used for aquatic plants in Australia.

The FRDC, is accredited by Standards Australia to develop Australian Standards within the scope: “To develop Australian Standards in the fields of terminology, sustainability, and operational practices in the fishing industry”.

This standard defines the standard names for aquatic plant names including algae, microalgae, samphire, etc to be used in Australia; and specify when standard names are to be used. Plants from marine and freshwater environments are covered by this standard, irrespective of the country of origin.

While the scope of the standard is intentionally broad, the Aquatic Plants Standards Reference Body (SRB) has restricted the initial list of species to key commercial species.

Other commercial species may be added at a later time as necessary.

The Standards Reference Body responsible for the development of the Australian Standard for Aquatic Plant Names invites you to provide feedback regarding the proposed names through this link.