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Researchers Study Hull Biofouling and Spread of Invasive Species

A new study seeks to determine the extent to which biofouling on ships’ hulls is contributing to the spread of invasive aquatic species in the Mediterranean Sea – a phenomenon commonly associated with ship ballasting operations. According to recent research published by Tel Aviv University’s School of Zoology, half the ships passing along the Mediterranean […]

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Whitefish, MT to Tweak Invasive Species Regulations

The Whitefish City Council turns its attention to aquatic invasive species tonight with two agenda items. The first is a public hearing to consider an ordinance that amends city regulations regarding aquatic invasive species prevention to align with the regulations and protocol of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Whitefish adopted its aquatic invasive species ordinance […]

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Nebraska GPC Cautions Anglers Regarding Transport of Bait

Fishing activity is picking up, with some excellent results reported. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds anglers to heed fishing regulations when they are out enjoying the summer. The following are a few specific reminders: Cast nets – The use of cast nets in eastern Nebraska waters is prohibited. Cast nets are allowed on […]

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Non-native species slowly spreading throughout Canada’s Ontario province, experts say

Step aside zebra mussels and phragmites, another foreign invader is lurking beneath the surface of Southwestern Ontario’s lakes and streams — a little umbrella-shaped creature that’s making people who see it do a double take. They’re freshwater jellyfish, a non-native species that’s been spotted in Port Dover, Norfolk County, Welland, Fort Erie and in lakes […]

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Aquatic nuisance species remain relatively scarce in N.D. waters

Jessica Howell is aquatic nuisance species coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Howell has a master’s degree in fisheries science from South Dakota State University, where she worked on Asian carp, a nasty collection of invasive species that includes the silver carp known for leaping out of the water. “I’ve been hit […]

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Connecticut spreads awareness of invasive species at area boat launches

Several boat inspection areas will be set up this weekend as part of Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Weekend. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection staff members will be on hand from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at boat launches to educate boaters about clean and safe boating practices and check boats […]

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New York State gives local efforts to combat aquatic invasives big boost

A group of stakeholders raised $1.5 million in 2004 for a project to harvest invasive species on Upper Saranac Lake.The Upper Saranac Foundation ultimately removed 18 tons of milfoil, a fast-growing plant, from the water. A decade later, the group found just 307 pounds on the 5,000-acre lake.“We’ve been very successful in doing that,” said […]

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Information, free boat-wash provided to fight invasive species

The names sound harmless enough: parrot feather, yellow floating heart, water lettuce and water soldier. But they represent a sample of the many types of aquatic plant life that threaten lakes in Michigan and North America. A team of students from Michigan State University Extension did its part Wednesday to educate boaters and help prevent […]

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Glacier Park Launches Phase of Invasive Species Response

Glacier National Park is implementing a third phase in its aquatic invasive species emergency response that will allow privately owned motorboats to launch on Lake McDonald following inspection and a 30-day quarantine. In the wake of the detection of invasive mussels within 100 miles of the park’s eastern border last fall, Glacier Park’s first phase […]

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Minnesota DNR, others partner to keep aquatic invaders at bay

The number in Washington County is up to 22. In Chisago County it is 12. Anoka has 16 and Ramsey has 29. Statewide, approximately 5 percent of the 11,000 lakes in Minnesota are now infested by aquatic invasive species (AIS). AIS are non-native plants and animals that threaten the health of our rivers, lakes and […]

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