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Two Canadian MPs urge action to combat aquatic invasive species

Two Okanagan MPs are urging the federal government to support initiatives to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. MP Mel Arnold of North Okanagan-Shuswap and MP Dan Albas of Central Okanagan-Similkameen sent a letter to Fisheries Minister Dominic Leblanc, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, asking for federal resources to […]

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Biofouling attention turns from tank to hull

After finally agreeing on a global regime for ballast water management, new research, regional regulation and a multilateral project indicate that the industry is targeting invasive species carried on ship hulls. A new study into the extent to which biofouling on ships’ hulls is contributing to the spread of invasive aquatic species in the Mediterranean […]

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Boat washing station opens in Adirondack Region’s Schroon Lake

The Northern Schroon Lake Boat Decontamination Station is now up and running. The washing facility was installed on Thursday, Aug. 31 in the Severance hamlet off of Route 74. The Schroon Lake Association, Paradox Lake Association and East Shore Schroon Lake Association raised $25,000 and jointly purchased the boat decontamination station for use by the […]

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Inside a Lab’s Battle Against Aquatic Invaders

In a lab on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, bright green plants float in water-filled washtubs beneath glowing fluorescent lights. Here, researchers are actually trying to grow one of the state’s most dreaded aquatic invaders. “Right here in the middle, we have starry stonewort, which is Minnesota’s newest invasive species on the scene,” program coordinator Pat […]

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Jamaica taking action against invasive alien species

Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Lieutenant Colonel Oral Khan, says Jamaica is taking action to protect the country’s biodiversity against the threat of invasive alien species. Khan noted that the island is affected by more than 120 such species. These are invasive non-native plants, animals, pathogens and other […]

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Western States Adding AIS Regulations

Due to the appearance of non native aquatic species in waters across the country, states like Montana and Wyoming have developed Aquatic Invasive Species, or AIS Regulations.   Click on the following two links to access the full story. Wyoming’s regulation also requires that no live baitfish shall be collected from or transported in water taken from […]

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Marina risks are complicated by the nature of the business

Many products are marketed with the phrase “Just add water,” implying simplicity. For marina operators, however, water adds significant complications to their risk profile.  Marinas have all the usual risks associated with a property owner and business operator – physical perils, third-party liability for personal injuries and other damage, regulatory compliance and more. But additional […]

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Waterfowl Hunters Reminded of ANS Regulations in Upper Midwest

Waterfowl hunters are reminded to do their part in preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species into or within North Dakota, Wisconsin and other upper midwestern states. Waterfowl hunters must remove plants and plant fragments from decoys, strings and anchors; remove plants seeds and plant fragments from waders and other equipment before leaving hunting areas; […]

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