Sensitivity and cost considerations for the detection and eradication of marine pests in ports.

@article{Hayes2005SensitivityAC,
  title={Sensitivity and cost considerations for the detection and eradication of marine pests in ports.},
  author={Keith R. Hayes and Rob Cannon and Kerry Neil and Graeme J. Inglis},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={
          823-34
        }
}
Port surveys are being conducted in Australia, New Zealand and around the world to confirm the presence or absence of particular marine pests. The most critical aspect of these surveys is their sensitivity-the probability that they will correctly identify a species as present if indeed it is present. This is not, however, adequately addressed in the relevant national and international standards. Simple calculations show that the sensitivity of port survey methods is closely related to their… CONTINUE READING
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