Several community groups expressed interest in receiving the fungus to undertake releases in areas that were heavily infested by the weed. Registered community participants currently include private citizens, government agencies and members of several volunteer community groups (e.g., Bushcare, Coastcare, Friends groups, Landcare etc.) based in Tasmania.
Community participation in this project has been vital to the successful release of the biocontrol agent in Tasmania and Victoria. CSIRO is eager to continue engagement with community organisations for additional releases of the agent during Autumn and Spring of 2023. If you would like to join the fight against Sea Spurge, read more at