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Pet fish pose potential lake problems

From his commercial fishing boat in Lake Erie, Nathan Newsome has seen all kinds of fish. And he will be the first to say he has an eye for something that doesn’t belong in Michigan waters. From thousands of goldfish to varieties such as carp, the Great Lakes are full of invasive and non-invasive species […]

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Enjoy the water, but take care to prevent hitchhikers

With the fishing opener just past, the long summer lake season lies ahead in Minnesota. It’s a time Minnesotans treasure, a time to sit in the warm sand, swim, fish, ride on water tubes, or just cruise the lakes on a pontoon or in a kayak. For anyone moving a boat in or out of […]

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Invasive species concern limits Vallecito Reservoir access in SW Colorado

The Pine River Irrigation District and the Bureau of Reclamation have closed several informal boat-launching sites at Vallecito Reservoir to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species. Motorized boats and trailers are prime methods for introducing invasive species into uninfected waters. Recently, boats have been launched from the shoreline of Vallecito Reservoir instead of from […]

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Interested in looking for aquatic invasive species?

The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Department in northern Wisconsin will host a workshop on aquatic invasive species monitoring on Saturday, June 3, at the Spooner Ag Research Station from 9 to 11 a.m. The training and resource materials provided in the workshop will help volunteers identify invasives such as Eurasian water milfoil, curly […]

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Can We Really Eat Invasive Species into Submission?

The paiche, which can weigh up to 400 pounds, is eating its way through freshwater fish populations in Bolivia. Now people are eating the paiche in an attempt to slow its rampage.  Click on the paragraph below to access the full story. The fish is a nuisance and other edible river fishes are disappearing. The […]

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Senate Committee OKs Bill to Strip EPA’s Power to Halt Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today voted on and adopted an amendment to the Coast Guard Authorization Act that would effectively eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate discharges from large ocean vessels, which often contain aquatic organisms from other parts of the world. Non-native species from ballast water can inflict […]

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Growing Presence of Invasive Species Threatens the Mediterranean Sea

The increasing presence of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea, as a result of climate change and anthropization, is currently threatening the biological diversity in such ecosystem. This is not a new phenomenon, it is even referring to the presence of about 700 new invasive species, although specialists recognize an acceleration of such behavior in […]

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David Lodge’s contributions part of Arctic species plan

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a comprehensive environmental agreement May 11 among eight nations that adopted the first Arctic Invasive Alien Species (ARIAS) strategy and action plan authored by scientists including the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s David Lodge. Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Arctic Council, with representatives from Canada, Denmark, Finland, […]

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New Rules in Effect in Nevada to Reduce Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

If you transport a watercraft on any public highway in Nevada, you are now required to have your drain plugs, drain valves and any other removable device used to control the draining of water removed and open while transporting the vessel. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners approved the changes in an effort to lessen […]

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