Archive for Species Specific News

Learn About Asian Carp with UMN professor of Biology Peter Sorensen

In this episode of Boating with Tetzlaff Yacht Sales and Wolf Marine John and Chris talk about Asian Carp, invasive species and other threats to the river with Dr. Peter Sorensen of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Click on this sentence to access audioBoom and listen to this half hour interview of Dr. Peter […]

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Dutch Lake (BC) Town Council Supports Tougher Action on Mussels

It would be catastrophic to this area if a waterbody such as Dutch Lake were to be infested with quagga or zebra mussels, according to councillor Shelley Sim. She was speaking in favor of a request from District of Sicamous for a letter of support for a resolution submitted to Union of BC Municipalities for […]

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Goldfish Threatening Native Fish Species in B.C. Interior

The Invasive Species Council of BC is reminding pet owners to be responsible when their animals are no longer wanted. Exotic animals such as Koi carp, the European rabbit, and the American Bullfrog are considered invasive when released into the wild. One species that is especially damaging is goldfish. While they make excellent pets, goldfish […]

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Zebra Mussels Spreading in Texas Lakes Georgetown, Livingston

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists have classified Lake Georgetown as infested with an established, reproducing population of invasive zebra mussels and have also changed the status of Lake Livingston to fully infested. Lake Georgetown is a 1,297-acre impoundment controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, located just north of Austin on the North […]

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Stakeholders Share Invasive Mussel Strategies At ‘Unprecedented’ Upper Columbia Basin Meeting

Agencies responding to the discovery of invasive mussels in two Montana reservoirs east of the continental divide last year are working to better align their prevention programs. Managers from the state, tribes, Canadian provinces and lake associations met Monday and Tuesday to explain how they run their aquatic invasive species programs. The two-day Aquatic Invasive […]

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Invasive Flatworms Possibly Spotted in Cape Coral, Florida

A family has found what could be New Guinea flatworms, an invasive species, in their yard. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said by looking at photos sent in by Brandi Patrick, it appears the flatworms could be the invasive species. The only way to tell for sure is to run tests on the […]

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Thailand’s Bid to Repel Aquatic Invaders

The arrival of alien fish in natural water sources, including rivers, canals and shrimp farms in Samut Songkhram and neighbouring provinces, is giving the Department of Fisheries a big headache. It is very difficult to eradicate the alien species, which can adapt well to its new environment. Shrimp farmers filed a complaint with the department […]

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Pressure Mounts on Army Corps to Strengthen Asian Carp Defense

Members of Congress and Great Lakes advocacy groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen defenses against Asian Carp. The Army Corps is considering a $275 million plan to bolster the Brandon Road lock and dam in Illinois with devices to prevent the invasive fish from entering Lake Michigan.  Click on the […]

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Lawmakers to Army Corps – Don’t Delay Asian Carp Study

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not to further delay its study on how to upgrade a waterway choke point near Lake Michigan to deter Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Twenty-six members of the House, including 12 from Michigan, signed a Dec. 7 letter saying that […]

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Asian Carp Update Presented at December TFWC Meeting

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission received an update on Asian carp among its agenda items at the final meeting of the calendar year which concluded Friday. The TFWC met for the first time at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County, which is operated by the University of Tennessee. Frank Fiss, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency […]

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