Archive for What’s Hot

Glacier retracts announcement on boating in park

Glacier National Park is retracting the announcement made yesterday that the park will fully implement a third phase in its aquatic invasive species emergency response. The previous announcement that the park will release quarantine and inspection procedures for people living outside the park who would like to launch their boat on Lake McDonald was premature […]

Read More

Canada pledges to improve fish sectors

The Canadian Council of fishery and aquaculture ministers has pledged to better manage the country’s three coasts and its inland waterways ‘for the benefit of every citizen’. The provincial and territorial fishery leaders have just published a statement saying they are committed to working together to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture sectors thrive and remain sustainable […]

Read More

House budgeters defy Trump by allotting $300 million for Great Lakes cleanup

Ignoring President Donald Trump’s suggested elimination of federal money for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, U.S. House of Representatives budgeters on Tuesday announced they plan to allocate $300 million for the program. In addition to giving the Great Lakes cleanup program the same amount of money it got most years before Trump took office, a 2018 budget […]

Read More

Marine vessels are unsuspecting hosts of invasive species

Invasive ascidians — sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders — are nuisance organisms that present a global threat. They contribute to biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and impairment of ecosystem services around the world. A new Tel Aviv University study finds that ships play an unknowing but dominant role in introducing and dispersing these tough-shelled non-indigenous organisms […]

Read More

Arkansas lawmaker pushes for changes to the Lacey Act

Louisiana and Arkansas are among the the top aquaculture producing states in the country. But business owners face stiff fines and possible jail time for accidentally transporting certain species across state lines. But Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford says fish farmers are living in fear of a federal law known as the Lacey Act. “It has […]

Read More

Pilot program kills invasive aquatic plants in Lake Tahoe with UV light

Over the past two weeks, engineers have been testing out a new method of killing off invasive aquatic plants in Lake Tahoe using ultraviolet light — and the results are promising. A team from Inventive Resources, Inc., a private engineering firm with a focus on environmental services, spent the last two years lab testing the […]

Read More

Funding cuts could alter fight against invasive species

Invasive species are everywhere you don’t want them to be — curling through your garden, killing your local ash trees, or strangling your motorboat propeller. “It’s an ongoing problem,’’ said Donna Ellis of the University of Connecticut, who coordinates the state’s Integrated Pest Management program and co-chairs the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group. “I like to say it’s a […]

Read More

Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $1.7 Million Awarded for Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control Across New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $1.7 million in grants from the Environmental Protection Fund is being awarded to 35 municipalities, not-for-profits, and higher educational institutions for projects to control aquatic and terrestrial invasive species populations across New York. The Governor also proclaimed Invasive Species Awareness Week July 9 – 15 and is urging […]

Read More

Money Might Not Be Enough to Stop the Lionfish Invasion

Dive tourism is a pillar of the economy in Cozumel, an island off Mexico’s southern coast. But the reefs that keep this industry standing are being destroyed by invasive lionfish, which eat native fish and slowly but persistently strip the reefs of their vibrancy and diversity. Such sorely degraded reefs will hurt Cozumel’s tourism industry—to […]

Read More

Containing The Species

The first one was spotted back in 2015, and they’ve been causing problems near Yankton ever since. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks say the zebra mussel population continues to rise at Lewis and Clark Reservoir. The invasive species is actually hard to spot right now. But conservation officers say that’s why they’re so concerned […]

Read More
Page 5 of 16« First...34567...10...Last »