July 2017

Today, we get news from many different sources; our phones, our computers, the television and radio. Instead of trying to keep up with this endless cycle of news, we’ve tried to capture a broad overview of the most urgent news and keep our partners informed about new updates to the campaign. Please check out the four sections: What’s Hot, Campaign Updates, General and Species Specific News to stay on top of the important news and how people are preventing invasive species.

What's Hot

DNR find four bighead carp in the Wisconsin River near Prairie du Sac

Four adult bighead carp, an invasive fish species, were captured this fall by the Department of Natural Resources on the Wisconsin River, the agency reported  this week. The carp were caught below the dam at Prairie du Sac while fisheries staff were conducting routine surveys of the sturgeon population. The DNR also discovered a fifth bighead carp that was […]

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General News

International Polar Code Brings New Rules for U.S. Mariners

U.S. mariners will fall under rules of the international Polar Code in just six weeks, culminating two decades of preparations to deal with increasing ship traffic and commercial activity in the high latitudes. It means a new set of compliance and personnel requirements on ships operating beyond latitude 60° north or south – with some […]

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Species Specific News

Golden Algae Problems In Arizona

Golden algae (GA) has made an early appearance this year at Veterans Oasis Lake (Chandler), Riverview Lake (Mesa) and Cortez Lake (Phoenix). We also suspect GA in Alvord Lake (Phoenix) where a partial fish kill was reported. The algae is present in many of the Community Waters, and under certain conditions the algae can produce […]

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Campaign Updates

A Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Gratitude List – Happy Thanksgiving!

With the holiday season just around the corner, a lot of us are thinking about what we’re grateful for.  For some of us, this year might seem a bit harder to find things to be thankful for than in the past; however after reflecting, here are a few things for the conservation-minded among us to […]

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