Archive for Species Specific News

FWC Urges Lionfish Divers To Remove Invasive Species Without Disturbing Other Wildlife

Florida wildlife officials say lionfish harvesters are crucial to getting rid of the invasive species. But, lionfish removal divers are urged to safely remove the fish without causing any natural habitat damage.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. In a recently released video, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gives tips […]

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Invasive species phragmites taken root in Scugog, Ontario

Already towering more than seven feet high at the start of summer, the densely-packed patch of phragmites swayed in the gentle breeze along a dusty Scugog sideroad. It’s a relatively new infestation, points out Geoff Carpentier, explaining how the green reeds that have stalks similar to corn have spread along the rural roadside in a […]

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Invasive fish could threaten Australia’s Boyne and Calliope rivers

Gladstone’s fish are not in danger yet, but if tilapia get into the system, a valuable asset could be under threat. The fish is rated among the top 100 most invasive species in the world and the Fitzroy Basin Association has put Gladstone region on “tilapia alert” after flooding from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March […]

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Refined DNA tool tracks native and invasive fish

Rather than conduct an aquatic roll call with nets to know which fish reside in a particular body of water, scientists can now use DNA fragments suspended in water to catalog invasive or native species. The research from Cornell, the University of Notre Dame and Hawaii Pacific University was published July 14 in Methods in […]

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Pond, aquatic vegetation management program slated for July 21 in Round Rock

A Pond and Aquatic Vegetation Management program will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service July 21 at the J.B. and Hallie Jester Building, 1801 Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock. The program will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with registration to begin at 9:30 a.m. The presenter will be Dr. Todd Sink, […]

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Invasive green crab count hits 87 on Washington’s Dungeness Spit

As crabbing season reaches its midpoint in the area, state and federal resource managers report they’ve caught 87 of the invasive European green crab on the Dungeness Spit. The most recent totals from July 6 show they’ve trapped 51 males and 36 females, said Allen Pleus, Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator for the Washington Department of […]

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Frogbit grows in shallow rivers, swamps, ponds in Michigan

European frogbit is a native species to Switzerland and it has become an invasive species to North America. The aquatic plant grows in shallow rivers, swamps and ponds, said NEMIGLSI (Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative) Program Coordinator Meaghan Gass. In Alpena it can be found in Duck Park, Fletcher Pond and the Wildlife Sanctuary, […]

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Lake Minnetonka zebra mussel project continues

A study is continuing in Lake Minnetonka this year on a potential new method to control zebra mussel populations. Researchers from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center are testing low doses of a copper-based product to kill off or at least slow the spread of zebra mussel larvae, […]

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Two weeks, 43 miles of net, 365 electro-fishing runs and no new Asian carp

A gasp heard around the entire Great Lakes region went up late last month when a commercial fisherman caught a silver carp below the T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam, a mere nine miles south of Lake  Michigan. The intense two-week emergency response by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, DNR and other agencies included close monitoring of the rivers […]

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