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South Dakota’s new and modified aquatic invasive species rules finalized

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission recently finalized new aquatic invasive species (AIS) rules and modifications to the existing rules in an effort to target the most likely ways that these species are moved from water body to water body.  GFP will continue to keep anglers and boaters informed as the rules […]

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How evolution alters biological invasions

Biological invasions pose major threats to biodiversity, but little is known about how evolution might alter their impacts over time. Now, Rutgers University scientists have performed the first study of how evolution unfolds after invasions change native systems. Learn more

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FWP to Expand Fisheries Division to Battle Aquatic Invasive Species

As part of the statewide effort to address the risks of invasive mussels, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks plans to create a new bureau to manage the prevention, detection and control of aquatic invasive species within state borders. The Aquatic Invasive Species Bureau will be housed in FWP’s Fisheries Division, with plans to be operational […]

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VA: Virginia lawmakers take aim at bamboo, snakeheads

On Tuesday, the House unanimously approved a bill introduced by Del. Sam Rasoul, D–Roanoke, declaring golden bamboo a noxious weed and authorizing localities to control it. The Senate already has passed a similar measure sponsored by Sen. Emmett Hanger, R–Augusta County. The Senate bill would authorize “any locality to adopt ordinances requiring proper upkeep of […]

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HI: Bill would allow counties to manage invasive species

A bill that would give counties more authority for invasive species management passed through the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection Tuesday. But the state’s Department of Agriculture thinks the bill, which gives the county the authority to eradicate invasive species anywhere within its jurisdiction, is premature. Learn more

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Type Approvals Spark Interest in Ballast Water Treatment

On Monday, Alfa Laval announced that the recent U.S. Coast Guard type approval for its new ballast water management system is leading to an uptick in inquiries and sales. The firm recently closed a deal on 11 systems for Stamco Ship Management’s ro/ro fleet. Other manufacturers – even those which have not yet received type […]

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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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