December 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

Ban on Atlantic Salmon Farming Proposed in New Bill in Washington State House

A new bill introduced by Washington House of Representatives Jim Walsh and Drew MacEwen aims to ban the controversial enterprise of farming Atlantic salmon in Washington waterways. The lawmakers cited the collapse of a commercial net pen containing 305,000 of the non-native Atlantic salmon near Cypress Island in Puget Sound in August as the impetus […]

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General News

Ballast Systems Designed to Keep Non-native Organisms at Bay

The maritime industry is closer to solving the age-old problem of preventing aquatic organisms from hitchhiking across the globe in the bellies of its vessels. Ships are now required to install complex systems that prevent invasive species from finding new homes, spurring a multibillion-dollar industry for companies that can master the technology. Companies chasing that […]

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Species Specific News

Invasive Flatworms Possibly Spotted in Cape Coral, Florida

A family has found what could be New Guinea flatworms, an invasive species, in their yard. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said by looking at photos sent in by Brandi Patrick, it appears the flatworms could be the invasive species. The only way to tell for sure is to run tests on the […]

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Campaign Updates

New Hampshire Wildlife Federation – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Some species of aquatic wildlife and plants have become unwanted invaders in New Hampshire’s waters. Learn more about aquatic nuisance species, the laws & rules around possession and use of aquatic species, and what you can do to help stop the invasion!  Click on the following link to access the full story. The New Hampshire […]

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