Preventing the spread of aquatic Invasive Species in the USA

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Prevention is one of the best course of action to avoid the introduction of invasive alien species. Actions towards this objective are being undertaken by different USA authorities.

Every kayak, canoe and paddle board will be inspected at stations in the Glacier National Park (Montana) to avoid the introduction of the invasive zebra and quagga mussels.

The Idaho Senate has voted in favor of  raising the invasive species sticker for out-of-state motorboat owners coming to Idaho on Jan. 1, 2018. The stickers raise funds for Idaho’s effort to prevent fast-spreading invasive quagga or zebra mussels from taking hold in the state, largely funding inspection stations where potentially infested boats are inspected and, if necessary, cleaned.

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Picture © D. Jude, Univ. of Michigan

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