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MT: Parasite that caused large fish kill found in Big Hole

A parasite that caused a major die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River has been discovered in another Montana stream. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released a map Thursday indicating the streams in southwest Montana that have tested positive to date for the presence of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (PKX). PKX is the parasite associated with […]

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SD: Officials Considering Tweaks to AIS Regulations

In an effort to curtail the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), officials are starting to look at potential revisions to regulations to help combat them more efficiently and effectively. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GF&P) wildlife division director Tony Leif addressed the delegation at Yankton Day in Pierre Tuesday regarding the […]

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WY: Aquatic invasive species program benefits northeast Wyoming

Since 2010, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been working to prevent aquatic invasive species from becoming established in Wyoming waters. Zebra and quagga mussels pose the biggest threat to Wyoming. Currently they are not present in Wyoming, but they are near our borders in Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and now in Montana. […]

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44 invading species ‘loose’ in North Atlantic, study shows

Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships’ ballast water, was recognised as a major route by which species are transported and spread. A review just published by PML Applications Ltd (the wholly-owned subsidiary of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, PML) and the University of […]

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Non-native species invade Mediterranean through newly enlarged Suez Canal

Scientists say the 2015 expansion of the Suez Canal has enabled non-native species to swarm into the Mediterranean, potentially impacting fisheries and human health. “The Mediterranean Sea is the most invaded marine basin in the world. The number of non-indigenous species greatly increased between 1970 and 2015. 750 multicellular non-indigenous species were recorded in the […]

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