Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species and Reducing Their Impacts
Non-native plants and animals are continuously being introduced into aquatic systems. A small number will thrive, threatening personal property, livelihoods, coastal habitats and native aquatic life.
Understanding the pathways by which aquatic invasive species (or AIS) can arrive in our waters allows researchers and marine resource managers to prevent their spread, develop rapid response plans for unwanted arrivals and minimize the impacts of established AIS. Pet stores, seafood suppliers and marine businesses all play important roles. An informed and educated public is the cornerstone for effective prevention and control of AIS.
- Jeff Adams, Marine Water Quality Specialist, 360.337.4619, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steve C. Harbell, Marine Resources Agent, 360.875.9331, email@example.com
- Zostera japonica Workshop (Web page)
- Improving Management Practices for Invasive Cordgrass in the Pacific Northwest: A Case Study of Spartina anglica (528 KB PDF*)
- Aquatic Invasive Species: A Guide to Least-Wanted Aquatic Organisms of the Pacific Northwest (272 KB PDF*)
- Non-native tunicate identification card (1.6 MB PDF*)
- AIS Fact Sheets
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