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Aquatic nuisance species a 21st century challenge for our aquatic resources; for the people that value them; and for the industries that depend on them; for the agencies that manage them by

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Published by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Aquatic pests -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Nonindigenous aquatic pests -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Aquatic weeds -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Aquatic resources conservation -- United States,
  • Aquatic resources -- Economic aspects -- United States,
  • Aquatic resources -- United States -- Management

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ContributionsU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14541139M

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Aquatic Nuisance Species are nonnative organisms, ei- ther aquatic or terrestrial, introduced into rivers, lakes, and streams across the country. They generally have no natural predators, so their populations grow unchecked. remove or destroy aquatic invasive species using the “Recommended Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States” (September ) prepared for the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, or other protocols developed by the commissioner. Subd. 8a.   In fact, aquatic nuisance species can be spread many ways including ships, boats, barges, aquaculture, aquatic recreation (fishing, hunting, boating, diving, etc.), water gardening, seaplanes, connected waterways and many other pathways. Through these and other means, thousands of terrestrial and aquatic invasive species have been introduced. Aquatic nuisance species are organisms that disrupt the ecological stability of infested inland (e.g., rivers and lakes), estuarine or marine waters. Beyond doing ecological damage, the infestation may impair the recreational, commercial and agricultural uses of the water body.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Alien Species. Chances are, no matter where you are in the country, you’ve heard of a local problem with a non-native plant or animal species that has been introduced into your local environment. Who hasn't heard of at least one of the following: zebra mussels--like the one pictured on the right, carp, kudzu. Maryland Aquatic Nuisance Species Plan Click here to learn about our Aquatic Invasive Species Educational Program. Click here to follow the proceedings of the Aquatic Invasives Species Workgroup. Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel: Online Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species in Northeastern North America The NEANS Online Guide provides information about invasive species that threaten northeastern North America and allows you and your organization to create customized field guides. The City of Council Grove requires anglers and boaters at Council Grove City Lake to have an Aquatic Nuisance Species Course certificate. The City of Herington requires anglers and boaters to have an Aquatic Nuisance Species Course certificate to use Herington City Lakes (both old .

Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. You can report invasive aquatic species by telephone, via email, or online using Delaware’s Invasive Fish Tracker. It is also important to keep an eye out for invasive terrestrial species. They should be reported to the Wildlife Section, at   Zebra Mussels and Aquatic Nuisance Species is a thorough, well-referenced, and illustrated look at the growing problem of non-indigenous species pollution. It offers scientific data and analysis, and a perspective on the legal and international issues by:   The National Invasive Species Act (NISA) was passed in amending the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of The Act established the ANS Species Task Force to coordinate nationwide ANS activities. The ANS Task Force is co-chaired by the Service’s Assistant Director for Fisheries and Habitat Conservation and. Book Description Zebra Mussel and Aquatic Nuisance Species compiles data on the ecology of aquatic nuisance species and offers the latest ideas and methods on their control and elimination. The sweeping coverage includes contributions from researchers, engineers, public .